Two arrested after narcotics search

Two Edinburg residents are facing multiple child endangerment and drug-related charges after investigators searched their residence for narcotics.

Lt. Chris Baker of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said investigators executed a narcotics search warrant at 106 Massanutten St. at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Raymond Lamar Washington and Valerie Michelle Dillon were arrested and both face three counts of felony child endangerment and one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Investigators also charged Washington with possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I or II drug.

Baker said three children, age 3, 5 and 6, were at the residence while the search warrant was executed. He said those children belonged to at least one of the two arrested individuals.

Baker said Dillon and Washington were arrested on similar charges last November after a complaint was made to Child Protective Services. Baker said this was the first time a search warrant had been executed at the residence.

Dillon and Washington are set to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court on April 22 and at Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on April 28.

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com

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