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Alphonso Roman Sanchez, 38, of Durham, was arrested Wednesday in Amherst County, Va. Alphonso Roman Sanchez, 38, of Durham, was arrested Wednesday in Amherst County, Va.
Undercover law enforcement purchased 12 ounces of cocaine Wednesday evening, the sheriff's office said. Undercover law enforcement purchased 12 ounces of cocaine Wednesday evening, the sheriff's office said.
AMHERST, Va. -

A Durham man was arrested in Virginia Wednesday in connection with the distribution of cocaine.

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office said two suspects were arrested and authorities seized narcotics after a multi-week investigation.

Undercover law enforcement purchased 12 ounces of cocaine Wednesday evening, the sheriff's office said. 

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office was aided by authorities in Durham with tracking suspects as they left Durham for Madison Heights, Va. to deliver drugs, authorities said.

Alphonso Roman Sanchez, 38, of Durham, was charged with three counts distribution of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and transporting controlled substances into the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Marsha Jo Herrera, 37, of Virginia was charged with distribution of cocaine, distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Both subjects had multiple forms of fictitious identification, the sheriff's office said. 

The suspects are being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond pending an advisement hearing in the Amherst General District Court.

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