Woman charged with possessing meth precursor

Bretney Clem

Authorities in Shenandoah County have charged a Woodstock woman with several methamphetamine-related offenses and several counts of identity theft and the forging and passing of false documents.

The defendant, Bretney Clem, 27, of 158 N. Muhlenberg St., faces three counts of possessing a precursor to methamphetamine, three counts of identity theft and six counts of forgery or passing a false document.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said Clem was already in the Rappahannock-Warren-Shenandoah Regional Jail when authorities added the latest charges to those she was already facing.

“All of this was related to an investigation in the November and December time frame when she used relatives’ identification for obtaining meth components at different times and locations in the Woodstock area,” Proctor said.

Proctor said he did not have information on specific locations where the alleged offenses were committed.

Proctor said the meth-related offenses did not involve actual possession of methamphetamine, but an investigation showed that Clem exceeded the amount of a drug she was authorized to purchase. Proctor said such purchases involve drugs such as pseudoephedrine that are used to treat cold symptoms but are also used as ingredients in the production of methamphetamine.

Proctor said Clem is being held without bond in the RSW Jail. She was charged under a grand jury indictment issued in early April. A court date in Shenandoah County Circuit Court is pending.

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