Six accused of selling heroin, crack-cocaine

Published 4:53 pm Thursday, January 27, 2011

FRANKLIN—Six Franklin men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly selling heroin and crack-cocaine to undercover agents.

Franklin police arrested:

■ Fritez “Freddie” Hunt, 54, of 433 Cobb St., possession of heroin with intent to distribute

■ Reginald Leon Hunt, 51, of 410 Bruce St., who is Fritez Hunt’s brother, three counts of distribution of heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute

■ Gennis Lee Edwards Jr., 50, of 221 Stonewall St., distribution of cocaine

■ Alphonso Garris, 49, of 1313 Virginia St., distribution of cocaine

■ Shawndazz Hudson, 24, of 323 Pearl St., Apt. D, two counts of distribution of cocaine.

■ Robert Earl Spruill, 50, of 2005 South St., distribution of cocaine

Lt. Tim Whitt said after the suspects allegedly sold the drugs to agents, the evidence was taken to court and all were indicted.

“We basically did a roundup after indictments were secured from the grand jury,” Whitt said.

Police spent 13 hours Wednesday rounding up, booking and transporting the suspects without incident. Virginia State Police, Newport News Police and the F.B.I. Safe Streets Task Force assisted.

Police served search warrants at 410 Bruce St., where suspect Reginald Leon Hunt lives, and 433 Cobb St., the home of Fritez “Freddie” Hunt.

At the Bruce Street home, police said they recovered a .22 caliber rifle, ammunition, enough crack-cocaine to show it was being sold and items used to sell drugs.

At the Cobb Street home, a quantity of heroin consistent with distribution was seized along with items for selling narcotics, police said.

Whitt didn’t know the amounts of crack-cocaine and heroin that were found.

The Hunt brothers were arrested at their respective homes.

Reginald Hunt is a convicted felon and was charged with possessing a loaded .22 caliber revolver; felons are prohibited from having guns.

Edwards and Spruill were arrested at other locations.

Garris, who is in Western Tidewater Regional Jail on separate charges, was served his indictment.

Hudson turned himself in to police on Thursday.

An unnamed juvenile is also wanted, police said.

Edwards and Spruill on free on bond; the others are at Western Tidewater Regional Jail awaiting arraignment at Franklin General District Court.