Large Loudoun Drug Bust Case Moves to Grand Jury

Bryant W. Denison, the California man charged with transporting nearly $900,000 worth of marijuana after a Sterling bust, waived his right to a preliminary hearing last week in Loudoun General District Court.

Evidence in the case will now be presented to a grand jury for an indictment to Circuit Court.

Denison was arrested Dec. 21, 2015, following a joint investigation between the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Denison was driving a rental truck when authorities conducted a traffic stop in the area of Old Ox Road and Rt. 267. The Sheriff’s Office said Denison received marijuana that had been shipped to Loudoun County by a national cargo transportation company and loaded it into the truck.

A total of 155 bricks of marijuana, each weighing about 1.2 pounds, were inside the rental truck. Also inside was 15 pounds of marijuana wax, commonly referred to as “shatter.”

Denison, 54, of Petaluma, CA, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He faces a sentence of 5 to 30 years in prison if found guilty. Denison has been held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.


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