Press Release — Drug Seizure
WARREN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
200 SKYLINE VISTA DRIVE · FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22630
Mark A. Butler, Sheriff
|PRESS RELEASE — DRUG ARREST|
Traffic stop results in drug arrests and significant property seizure.
Front Royal, VA – On January 5, 2023, at 08:18 PM, Warren County Sheriff’s Office Deputy T. Poe conducted a traffic stop on a white 1999 Mercury passenger vehicle at the intersection of Winchester Road and Riverton Road. The vehicle was stopped for making an illegal left turn from Strasburg Road onto Route 522. A subsequent search of the vehicle and its occupants revealed a bag containing approximately 22 grams of white powdery substance purported to be crack cocaine, nine small rocks of suspected cocaine, several drug paraphernalia smoking devices and $16,398 in United States Currency. The vehicle, currency and drugs were seized pursuant to the arrests of the occupants. The driver, Arthur L. Summers (age 62) of Front Royal and his passenger Melissa P. Myers (age 58) of Arlington, Virginia were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver (PWID) crack cocaine (§18.2–248 of Code of Virginia) and possession of drug paraphernalia (§18.2–251).
Approved for released on January 19, 2023, by Major J.A. Driskill
UNCLASSIFIED | FOR PUBLIC RELEASE