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Man accused of selling meth


By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com

A former Shenandoah County resident is accused in U.S. District Court of selling methamphetamine in the county, according to online court documents.

The defendant, Jose Payan, first came to the attention of law enforcement in March 2011, according to an affidavit filed June 25 by Sgt. Jason Clark, a team leader with the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force. Confidential informants told law enforcemnt officers that Payan was initially living on Lupton Road, Woodstock, and later moved to Page County, the affidavit states.

The affidavit states that Clark received information from a confidential source in March 2011 who "stated that there was a Hispanic male who was selling quantities of methamphetamine in Shenandoah County," and the informant believed the suspect to be an illegal immigrant.

In July, Clark, who is also a member of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office, received an additional report from a confidential informant of a Hispanic male living on Lupton Road who was selling methamphetamine, the affidavit states.

A third confidential source, identified in the court records as a user of methamphetamine, told Clark in September that Payan was the source of his drug, and he and Payan first met while serving prison terms together.

The third informant made three purchases of methamphetamine from Payan under law enforcement supervision, the affidavit states. The sale price is listed as $1,600 per ounce in the affidavit.

Clark and other members of the regional drug task force executed a search warrant at the residence of Gerald Keith Lutz in Woodstock on March 21 and found 3/4 of an ounce of methamphetamine, and unspecified amounts of marijuana, Ecstasy pills, PCP, two firearms and packaging material associated with the sale of drugs, according to the affidavit. The affidavit states that Lutz told investigators that he was "purchasing methamphetamine from Jose and Sheila Payan every two to three weeks and obtaining approximately three to four ounces of methamphetamine per purchase."

Lutz also told investigators that the Payans had moved to Page County in the previous three to four months, the affidavit states.

The affidavit states that Clark then executed a search warrant at the Payans' Page County residence on March 25. The search turned up an unspecified amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to the affidavit.






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