For Immediate Release: August 11, 2023
Proactive Patrol leads to Gun and Drug Seizure
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Officers from the Lynchburg Police Department seized 4 ounces of methamphetamine and guns from two separate locations.
On Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 12:16 p.m. Officers were proactively patrolling hotels in the 1900-block of University Boulevard.
K9 Kairos and his handler responded to the scene to perform a scan of a vehicle and room where two individuals were staying. Between the vehicle and room, four ounces of methamphetamine were located and seized.
After finding the narcotics, a search warrant was obtained for a storage unit in the 2700-block of Mayflower Drive. In the unit, officers found and seized a pistol and an AR-style rifle.
Mackenzie Criswell (36) of Lynchburg and Joshua Holton (23) of Rustburg were both arrested and charged with Possession with the Intent to Sell or Distribute a Schedule I/II Substance. Criswell was additionally charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Criswell is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6050, or by calling Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. An anonymous tip can also be made online using http://p3tips.com or by downloading the P3 app on any mobile device. A cash reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $1,000 may be available for tips that lead to an arrest in this crime.