*UPDATE* Traffic Stop 1700 Atlantic Avenue

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


​During the course of the investigation, substances that could be used to manufacture methamphetamines were located in the vehicle. 

The driver, 47-year-old Michael Steven Whalen of Winchester, Virginia was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance
  •  Manufacture, Sale, Possession of a Controlled Substance
  •  Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Control Act.​

The passenger, 38-year-old Yasmine Mercedes Reid of Virginia Beach was arrested and charged with:

  • Manufacture, Sale, Possession of a Controlled Substance 
  • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Act.

This continues to be an ongoing investigation, no further information is available at this time.

On Monday, August 20, 2018 at 8:46 p.m. an officer from the Traffic Safety Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue. The officer ran the vehicle tags to a suspected stolen vehicle.  

 When the officer made contact, he discovered  the vehicle had been stolen and the driver had  several warrants in another jurisdiction in Virginia. 

Upon further investigation an unknown substance was discovered, Fire was called to assist and are currently on scene.  Due to the active scene the 1700 block to the 1800 block of Pacific, Atlantic and the boardwalk are closed.   This is currently and ongoing investigation, no further information is available at this time. ​

Officer J.B. Morris

Alternate PIO