Sting nets Strasburg man, who is jailed without bailBy Joe Beck -- firstname.lastname@example.org
An undercover drug enforcement operation led to the arrest of a 37-year-old Strasburg man in the parking lot of the Food Lion supermarket along U.S. 11 Wednesday afternoon.
Strasburg police Maj. Jerome A. Robinson said members of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force arrested Anthony Lynn Jenkins of 88 Stuart Court around 2:30 p.m.
Strasburg police transported Jenkins to the Shenandoah County Jail where he was charged with intent to distribute marijuana, Robinson said. Jenkins was ordered held without bail at an appearance in Shenandoah County General District Court on Thursday, Robinson said.
Robinson said a search warrant subsequently executed at Jenkins's home turned up $30,000 cash, four cars and sport utility vehicles, three motorcycles, and six recreational vehicles, including motor scooters and all-terrain vehicles.
The search also led to the seizure of prescription drugs and "a small amount of suspected marijuana," Robinson said.
Robinson said other charges are pending against Jenkins, who is listed in state court records as convicted of felony petit larceny and assault and battery in Warren County, both cases from the 1990s. His record also includes several convictions for traffic-related offenses, according to state court records.
Robinson said Jenkins's arrest came after a months long investigation by the Northern Virginia Regional Drug Task Force. Law enforcement agents are continuing their investigation, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Strasburg Police Department at 465-5230.