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Police Seize Guns, Drugs; Arrest Five in Dunn Loring Area

FCPD released this photo of Todd Coates, who was arrested on outstanding warrants, according to police.
FCPD released this photo of Todd Coates, who was arrested on outstanding warrants, according to police.

Fairfax County Police arrested five men on drug and gun charges Thursday in Dunn Loring, FCPD announced Thursday.

Following an ongoing investigation over the past few months, officers and detectives arrested five men and seized an undisclosed amount of marijuana, crack cocaine, and three guns in the Dunn Loring area.

Based on a tip, officers responded to a home in the 2100 block of Haney Lane and conducted a search warrant at around 11:30 p.m., Thursday. Police had responded to the home on numerous occasions for multiple complaints regarding issues such as traffic and assaults over previous years.

Arrests and charges include: Richard Pearson, Jr. 45, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to distribute  marijuana, Edward Pearson, 63, possession of crack cocaine, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of firearm while in possession of a schedule I or II narcotic, Kenneth Fairfax, 73, possession of firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, Tracy Pearson, 44, possession of firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammo by a convicted felon, and Todd Coates, 43, on outstanding warrants.

This investigation was conducted by the Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit with assistance from Patrol officers, Gang Unit, Animal Control, SWAT, Neighborhood Patrol Unit, and the Department of Code Compliance.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

If anyone has additional information, please call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail atwww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

John Smith February 01, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Not addressed here is the issue of how long these thugs will remain behind bars. Arresting them was a great service to society; releasing them on bail or on a light sentence would be a deplorable disservice.
Richard Tammaro February 01, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Thanks goes out to the police officers who worked to get these criminals out of our community.
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) February 06, 2014 at 12:37 PM
Lovieisa your comment was deleted for the four-letter words you used.
Guy N. Kirkland February 07, 2014 at 12:08 PM
I went to school with some of these dudes... DAMN!!
mccoy swanson February 17, 2014 at 12:56 AM
John Smith you don't know anything about this and you come to the patch to glorify the pigs when you don't know the truths

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