Press Release

Exceptional Police Work Leads to Drug Seizure and Arrest

Mark A. But­ler, Sheriff

Excep­tion­al Police Work Leads to Drug Seizure and Arrest

Front Roy­al — Deputy Dof­fer­mire of the War­ren Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office exhib­it­ed an extra­or­di­nary dis­play of vig­i­lant police work on the night of Octo­ber 8, 2023. Dur­ing a rou­tine patrol, Deputy Dof­fer­mire observed a vehi­cle exhibit­ing eva­sive behav­ior in an attempt to avoid law enforce­ment pres­ence. Rec­og­niz­ing the unusu­al actions of the dri­ver, Deputy Dof­fer­mire decid­ed to take a clos­er look.

Upon devel­op­ing prob­a­ble cause, Deputy Dof­fer­mire con­duct­ed a traf­fic stop, which led to fur­ther inves­ti­ga­tion and a search of the vehi­cle. The search ulti­mate­ly result­ed in the dis­cov­ery and seizure of approx­i­mate­ly 25 grams of crack cocaine, 3.25 grams of metham­phet­a­mine, two glass smok­ing devices, four spoons with white residue, and $343 in cash.

The dri­ver William Leslie Moore III now faces crim­i­nal charges includ­ing pos­ses­sion with the intent to dis­trib­ute cocaine and pos­ses­sion of metham­phet­a­mine. This inci­dent high­lights not only Deputy Dof­fer­mire’s ded­i­ca­tion to main­tain­ing a high lev­el of self-ini­ti­at­ed activ­i­ty but also his keen abil­i­ty to quick­ly iden­ti­fy sus­pi­cious behavior.

Deputy Dof­fer­mire’s com­pe­tence and atten­tive­ness led him to expose crim­i­nal activ­i­ty and seize dan­ger­ous sub­stances off the streets. The War­ren Coun­ty Sher­if­f’s Office is proud to have such a ded­i­cat­ed deputy com­mit­ted to ensur­ing pub­lic safe­ty with­in our community.

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