Drugs sold to teens prompted investigations

Sarah Wallace

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office has made two more drug arrests stemming from a year-long investigation, which brings the total to 25 individuals accused of a litany of drug and conspiracy charges, among others.

Authorities began the investigation after “drugs were being sold to juveniles at a specific location in Woodstock,” said Sheriff Timothy C. Carter. The Northwest Regional Drug Task Force, the Woodstock Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms helped in the investigation.

The arrests were made throughout the day on Friday.  Two arrests were made outside of Shenandoah County later that day, said Lt. Chris Baker, of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office. Jonathan Harris, of Woodstock, was arrested by Spotsylvania County authorities and charged with four counts of distributing molly (MDMA), three counts of conspiracy to distribute molly, four counts of distributing an imitation controlled substance and two counts of distributing an imitation controlled substance.

Christopher Jackson, of Woodstock, was arrested in Prince William County and charged with two counts of distributing an imitation controlled substance and two counts of conspiracy to distribute an imitation controlled substance.

Baker said the investigation is ongoing. He would not speculate on whether more arrests will be made. The investigation began roughly a year ago, the result of what Baker called “information of different complaints from different areas regarding illegal narcotics dealing in Shenandoah County.”

Kelli Thomas

He said that the majority of the offenses involved cocaine and others involved molly, a crystalline form of MDMA, the psychoactive ingredient in ecstasy. Other drugs in the case were marijuana and suboxone, in addition to one instance each of fentanyl and heroin.

As for the amounts in which these individuals were dealing, Baker said it ranged from small, personal use amounts to larger quantities.

“Some were dealing in small quantities some were dealing in larger quantities,” he said. “It was a year-long investigation so we did get some weight.”

Eric Reiley, chief of the Woodstock Police Department, said he was pleased with the results of the investigations.

“We’re very thankful for all the hard work that went into these investigations to build a solid case,” he said. “We’re thankful that these folks are off the streets and not engaged in illegal drug trafficking.”

Johnathan Stephens

Those arrested and their charges are:

Leonard Garris, of Woodstock, charged with four counts of the distribution of a schedule I/II drug, three counts of conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug, distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Andrea Scalf, of Woodstock, is charged with the distribution of marijuana, distribution of a schedule I/II drug, conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Fredrick Petty, of Woodstock, is charged with the distribution of a schedule I/II drug, conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug, possession with intent distribute a schedule I/II drug and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Joseph Carroll Jr., of Woodstock, is charged with the distribution of a schedule III drug.

Alexander Seal

DaShawn Edwards, of Front Royal, is charged with two counts of the distribution of a schedule I/II drug.

Kevin Casey, of Woodstock, is charged with the distribution of a schedule I/II drug and conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug.

Ricardo Gomes is charged with eight counts of the distribution of a schedule I/II drug, five counts of conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug and three counts of distributing a schedule I/II drug in a school zone.

Sirreginald Benton, of Woodstock, is charged with two counts of the distribution of a schedule I/II drug and conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug.

Tammy Isenhart is charged with the distribution of a schedule I/II drug and conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug.

Frederick Petty

Andrew Shoemaker, of Woodstock, is charged with the distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Jonathan Stephens, of Woodstock, is charged with four counts of distributing marijuana and four counts of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Kelli Thomas, of Woodstock, is charged with four counts of distributing marijuana and four counts of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Sarah Wallace, of Toms Brook, is charged with two counts of distributing a schedule I/II drug, two counts of child endangerment and two counts of conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug.

Lamont Jackson, of Woodstock, is charged with distributing a schedule I/II drug, conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug, child endangerment and possession of a schedule I/II drug.

Scott A. Myers II

Alexander Seal, of Woodstock, is charged with two counts of distributing a schedule I/II drug and two counts of conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug.

Kimberly K. Poe, of Winchester, is charged with five counts of distributing a schedule I/II drug, four counts of conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II drug and the distribution of a schedule I/II drug in a school zone.

Marty Wright, of Winchester, is charged with three counts of distributing a schedule I/II drug, four counts of conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II drug and the distribution of a schedule I/II in a school zone.

Scott A. Myers II, of Edinburg, is charged with two counts of distributing a schedule II drug.

Amanda Dysart, of Edinburg, is charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II drug and conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug.

Andrew Drummonds, of Woodstock, is charged with two counts of possession of a schedule I/II drug.

Barbara Harlow, of Woodstock, is charged with four counts of possession of a schedule I/II drug.

Bryant T. Daggit, of Star Tannery, is charged with distributing a schedule I/II drug.

Ricky Wallace, of Edinburg, is charged with possession with the intent to distribute a schedule I/II drug and conspiracy to distribute a schedule I/II drug.

Shoemaker, Scalf and Garris were among those arrested for their roles in the armed robbery of Ben’s Diner earlier this year.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com

Lamont Jackson

Tammy Isenhart

Barbara Harlow

Ricardo Gomes

Amanda Dysart

Andrew Drummonds

Bryant T. Daggit

Kevin Casey

Joseph Carroll Jr.

Sirreginald Benton

Andrea Scalf

Leonard Garris

Andrew Shoemaker

DaShawn Edwards