A Virginia man was taken into custody at Middle River Regional Jail in connection with drug charges after search warrants were executed on his home and business properties in Waynesboro on Oct. 21. The joint investigation was initiated in the weeks prior to the arrest by the Waynesboro Police SWAT and Skyline Drug Task Force. On Oct. 27, news reports indicated that the investigation remained ongoing.
In executing the search warrants, police acted on information that cocaine was available for purchase inside the 44-year-old man's business, which is located in the 100 block of East Main Street. Although investigators did not recover any evidence at that location, they did recover $5,000 cash, approximately a half ounce of crack cocaine and paraphernalia associated with the distribution of the illegal substance inside the man's home. That residence is located in the 100 block of Jackson Avenue.
The man was taken from his home into police custody. He is now facing a felony charge of cocaine possession with the intent to distribute. Authorities are holding the charged man on a $3,000 secured bond. The Skyline Drug Task Force comprises five separate city, county and state law enforcement departments and agencies in Virginia.
A conviction on drug charges in Virginia could ultimately lead to jail or prison time in some situations. Individuals who find themselves facing a potential conviction may find it beneficial to explore the range of alternative and diversionary sentencing options. An attorney who is practiced in the area of drug law may be able to provide a client with viable defense strategies.