Woman facing drug, child endangerment charges

Amy Stanley

An Edinburg woman has been arrested and charged with several counts of drug possession and three counts of cruelty to children stemming from a law enforcement search of her residence.

Sgt. Christopher Baker of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said the defendant, Amy Rebecca Stanley, 34, of 187 Henney Road, initially came under suspicion in early June when Social Services officials received a request to conduct a visit at the Stanley household.

“Mrs. Stanley was suspected of using methamphetamine in the house with children present,” Baker said.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office and representatives from child protective services visited Stanley’s residence on June 10 and found what Baker described as “suspected narcotics smoking devices.”

“Mrs. Stanley admitted they were used for smoking methamphetamine and consented to a search of the house,” Baker said. “While they were searching, there were children present.”

Baker said the children were ages 10, 3 and 2 years old.

Baker said a further search of the residence turned up other items that authorities believe were linked to methamphetamine and marijuana use.

A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted Stanley on Dec. 4 on drug and child endangerment charges. She was arrested three days later and has since been released from custody on $10,000 unsecured bond.

She is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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