Your Public Servants in Action, Portsmouth Edition

Leslie VanOrden, a 32-year-old magistrate in Portsmouth, has been arrested for heroin possession, reports the Virginian-Pilot. She was charged following a traffic offense that also garnered a reckless driving charge. She is on leave pending the outcome of the case.

Magistrate judges generally oversee first appearances of criminal defendants, set bail, and conduct other administrative judicial duties.

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3 responses to “Your Public Servants in Action, Portsmouth Edition

  1. What can anyone add to this?

    As a sometime viewer of WHRO and other OTA channels in the Hampton Roads area, I can only say, Portsmouth is the dominant locale for about half the seedy local TV stories; but far from half of the local population.

  2. Gee, who knew that addiction was becoming so prevalent? (Uh, everyone.)

  3. I used to cover police there for the Pilot many years ago. It was a great crime venue. They busted the vice and narc squad for selling intell.

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