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New Market residence linked to arrests, heroin overdose victim

By Joe Beck

WOODSTOCK - Authorities executed a search warrant at a residence in New Market that they say is connected to a heroin overdose last week and the arrests of a husband and wife two days later.

Chandra Lee Bare, 38, and Michael Paul Bare, 37, both of 162 W. Lee St., New Market, are facing charges of selling and conspiring to sell drugs. A criminal complaint filed against them by Sgt. Brent D. Lutz, a member of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, accuses them of selling two Percocet pills to two visitors at the residence hours before their arrest.

Both Bares are also charged with child endangerment stemming from the alleged drug activity in their home.

A search warrant affidavit also links 162 W. Lee St. to a drug overdose victim two days before. The affidavit, also written by Lutz, states that Ashley Brianne Frigerio, 23, of 162 W. Lee St., was taken to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital for treatment of a heroin overdose on Monday.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Sheriff's Office said Frigerio's overdose was not linked to the Bares' arrests.

"It's a separate ongoing investigation, although obviously there's a connection because those people have the same address," Proctor said of the Frigerio and Bare cases.

Frigerio told Lutz that "she did inject heroin . . . using a hyperdermic needle and that she had acquired the heroin from Inwood, West Virginia," the affidavit states.

The affidavit also states that a doctor at the hospital told Lutz that "Frigerio had in fact overdosed on heroin and was in need of serious medical treatment at her time of arrival."

The Bares' residence was under surveillance by law enforcement officials Wednesday when a four-door sedan entered the driveway at about 3:48 p.m., according to the criminal complaint.

Law enforcement officials followed the sedan and the man and woman inside until it parked at New Market town park, the complaint states. Law enforcement officials identified the driver of the car as Desteny Marie Cook and Alan Edward Undem as the passenger, according to the complaint.

Agents found drug paraphernalia and two Percocet pills in the car, the complaint states.

The complaint states that Undem told investigators that one of the Bares' two children, a 6-year-old boy, escorted him into the residence where he bought the two Percocets for $60.

The complaint states that Cook told investigators that "she and and Undem were going to the Bares' residence to purchase Percocets and that Undem had purchased the Percocets from both Chandra and Michael Bare."

Chandra and Michael Bare were both released on secured bond. Hearings on the drug-related offenses are scheduled on May 23 in general district court. The child endangerment charges are scheduled for a hearing in juvenile and domestic relations court on May 22.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com


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