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Kenneth Feinberg, a D.C. attorney appointed to administer the fund, said he will discuss the memorial fund deadline with university officials.


Former police chiefs face more drug charges

Two former southwest Virginia police chiefs already facing charges were arrested yesterday, accused of distributing meth and other drugs.

Former Damascus Police Chief Anthony Steven Richardson was charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs, obstruction of justice, possession of drugs and possession of firearms. Mr. Richardson, 40, already faced seven felony counts from June, including distributing meth.

Former Chilhowie Police Chief Dwayne Sheffield was charged with distribution of drugs, child abuse/neglect and conspiracy to distribute drugs. Mr. Sheffield, 37, already faced charges from May of committing sex crimes against a 17-year-old girl during a Halloween haunted house that raised money for sexual assault victims.

The new drug charges are the result of an investigation by state, federal and local law-enforcement agencies that began in April.

Mr. Sheffield’s wife, Nancy Ellen Sheffield; Ralph Michael Miller; and Melissa L. Rickman also face various drug, weapon and child abuse charges.

From wire dispatches and staff reports