Press Release

Drug Bust Ensues Following Routine Traffic Stop

Mark A. But­ler, Sheriff

Drug Bust Ensues Fol­low­ing Rou­tine Traf­fic Stop

Drug Bust Ensues Fol­low­ing Rou­tine Traf­fic Stop

Front Roy­al – On Octo­ber 3, 2023, at around 11:30 pm, Deputy Ulibar­ri observed a vehi­cle hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ty main­tain­ing its lane on North Shenan­doah Avenue. The vehi­cle was first seen cross­ing the fog line and then mak­ing an over­cor­rec­tion, which led it to cross over the cen­ter divider line. Sus­pect­ing that the dri­ver might be under the influ­ence, Deputy Ulibar­ri prompt­ly ini­ti­at­ed a traf­fic stop at 1724 North Shenan­doah Avenue.

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Sergeant Gre­go­ry and canine part­ner Roman, a free air sniff was con­duct­ed around the vehi­cle which led to a pos­i­tive alert for nar­cotics. Con­se­quent­ly, a thor­ough search of the vehi­cle and its occu­pants was under­tak­en, reveal­ing a sig­nif­i­cant amount of ille­gal sub­stances and para­pher­na­lia. The seized items includ­ed approx­i­mate­ly 20 grams of crack cocaine, 10 grams of hero­in, 10 Sub­ox­one patch­es, and var­i­ous oth­er nar­cot­ic-relat­ed items.

As a result of these find­ings, two indi­vid­u­als from Front Roy­al were arrest­ed and charged with mul­ti­ple offens­es. Ms. Racheal D. Huntt faces charges includ­ing two counts of pos­ses­sion with intent to dis­trib­ute a Sched­ule I or II nar­cot­ic, pos­ses­sion of Sched­ule III nar­cotics, and pos­ses­sion of con­trolled paraphernalia.

Mr. Cristan Blow has been charged with pos­ses­sion of Sched­ule I or II nar­cotics and pos­ses­sion of Sched­ule III nar­cotics. The com­mu­ni­ca­tion and team­work between the deputy and the canine unit exem­pli­fy pro­fes­sion­al­ism and ded­i­ca­tion to keep­ing our streets safe from such illic­it activities.

For any fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Major Robert C. Mumaw