Two strikes and you’re out [February 14]

PDF of press release

Sexshuns, a sneaker and apparel store on the Downtown Mall, was raided by federal agents yesterday. The 39-year-old owner of the store, Reynold George Samuels Jr., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Charlottesville, and was arrested during the raid on drug, firearm and video bootlegging charges, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. Seven other people were indicted along with Samuels. The U.S. Attorney’s office alleges that Samuels was the leader of a ring that, since December 2001, had been distributing cocaine, crack and pirated DVDs throughout western Virginia. Because Samuels is already a convicted felon, he faces life in prison if convicted on these new charges. 

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