2018-02-07 / News Briefs



Matoaca High student hospitalized after eating drugged brownie

County police are investigating an incident at Matoaca High School involving a student who became ill after eating a drugged brownie.

On Jan. 31, Matoaca’s school resource officer was notified that a 15-year-old female student had gone to the clinic with various symptoms after eating what she believed was a marijuana brownie. An ambulance was called, and the student was transported to the hospital.

The source of the brownies was identified as a 14-year-old female student, and an investigation indicates that the brownies did contain a controlled substance. The 14-year-old provided brownies to a total of seven students, ranging in age from 14- to 17-years-old, police said. Three of the students, two 14-year-old students and a 17-year-old, were picked up from school by their parents after experiencing symptoms. Charges are pending.

Pedestrian killed on Jeff Davis

A man was killed after being struck by a car in the 14600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway around 11 p.m. on Feb. 1.

County police say Ronald R. Estes Jr. had been walking south on Jefferson Davis Highway, and an investigation indicates that Estes was lying in the road’s southbound lane when he was struck by a Toyota sedan. Estes, of the 14200 block of Maria Drive, died at the scene. The driver of the Toyota sedan remained at the scene.

Police continue their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

Micronesian immigrant sentenced to 46 years for rape

An immigrant from the South Pacific island group Micronesia has been sentenced to serve 46 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old Chesterfield girl, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Foruw B. Choo, 44, was living in the United States on a temporary visa when he raped a runaway 13-year-old twice. He found the teenager alone at a local convenience store and promised to drive her home, but took her to his Chester apartment instead, giving her alcohol and ignoring her pleas to stop. Chesterfield Circuit Judge David E. Johnson sentenced Choo to a total of 70 years with 24 suspended, noting that the Choo didn’t offer a “single indication of remorse” for the crime.

Choo entered the country legally as a non-immigrant but violated the terms of his status. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on Choo. Following his prison sentence, he is subject to deportation.

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