Edinburg man charged with drug, gun possession

WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Police Department arrested an Edinburg man on Monday on five drug-related charges and two gun possession charges.

Clayton Chas Cary, 21, is facing these charges stemming from a late-night traffic stop where, according to the criminal complaint, multiple illegal materials were found.

Upon searching Cary’s vehicle, police found marijuana, hypodermic needles, 14 individual foil-wrapped packages of heroin, one buprenorphine pill, crystal methamphetamine, a spoon with needles containing subutex, and a pistol in a locked box between the front seats — the key to which Cary had with him, the criminal complaint states.

He has been formally charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, heroin possession with intent to distribute, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm while in possession of Schedule I and II narcotics. He was being held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

Cary was also arrested on March 16 and charged with grand larceny, property destruction, trespassing and conspiracy to commit a felony. A criminal complaint states he drove the getaway car on March 2 after two other people stole a motel safe containing around $4,000 in cash from the Comfort Inn in Woodstock. Cary is also accused of providing the saw to break into that safe. He was immediately release on secured bond after the arrest.

A bond hearing for Cary was scheduled for Friday in Shenandoah General District Court. His next court date on the robbery-related charges is July 17.

Contact staff writer Briahnna Brown at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or bbrown@nvdaily.com