2 arrested, charged after narcotics, firearms found as police serve search warrant in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 4:15 PM, May 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-15 12:17:09-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two people in Virginia Beach were arrested Friday morning as police served a search warrant on Lynn Shores Drive. Police told News 3 officers found a variety of narcotics and two firearms during the search.

As a result, Wayne Kukrall was arrested and charged with possession to distribute narcotics and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon while in possession of schedule I/II narcotics. Additionally, Darlene Gimbert was arrested and charged with simple possession of schedule I/II narcotics and possession of a firearm.

“Surrender your residence and everyone exit through the front door with your hands up now,” an officer with the Virginia Beach Special Operations Bureau said as officers and SWAT team members were serving the search warrant.

A scene from a movie is how residents who live on Lynn Shores Drive are describing a search warrant that was served to their neighbors.

"They were announcing over and over again, 'We have a warrant to search your house.' Slowly, one by one, you would see one person come out; they would have their hands up. Then, another person," a neighbor tells News 3 reporter Leondra Head.

Neighbors sent News 3 cellphone video and Ring camera footage of officers and SWAT team members executing the search warrant. Virginia Beach Police say they received several tips in the community about suspicious drug activity at the house.

Search warrant served on Lynn Shores Drive in Virginia Beach

"It was like a Chick-fil-A drive thru. It would be two in the morning; there would be non-stop cars rolling up five minutes at a time. They would come up and leave. When you have constant traffic like that - of folks coming up staying for five minutes at a time and then they leave - it’s a little obvious what’s going on," the neighbor said.

Police say two adults were arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and illegally possessed guns.

They say they had been in constant contact with police for months about the suspicious activity.

"Last year, we found a bag of heroin in the street. It’s certainly something that’s been several months in the making. Some of us talked to the chief of police and narcotics division months ago in February; we had been interfacing with them," the neighbors said.

The neighbors say they are relieved that police did a drug bust.

"Hopefully we’ll be able to get some good night’s sleep now. That’s the biggest thing we are looking forward to - is just a quiet night for the first time in months."

Commanding Officer Reo Hatfield with the Virginia Beach Special Investigations Bureau had a team of officers, along with the SWAT team, execute the search warrant.

"There were two firearms recovered as well as an assortment of narcotics. We recovered just shy of an ounce of meth, some cocaine, some heroin and suspected fentanyl," Officer Hatfield said.

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