Man faces drug charges after incident near school

Authorities say students boarding school buses to leave W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock on Monday afternoon witnessed a person having a medical crisis outside of the school.

A parent waiting to pick up a child noticed the driver of another car shaking an unresponsive man in the front passenger seat. The parent notified school officials who then called 911, said the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office in a news release.

First responders administered Naloxone (Narcan) to revive the man who then refused medical treatment and was arrested, the release stated. Naloxone is widely used in opioid overdose cases to revive stricken victims in danger of dying.

“While we work hard to keep our school safe this points out that this really is a community issue, a community challenge for all of Shenandoah County,” Shenandoah County Superintendent Dr. Mark Johnston said.

Drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle, said Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Capt. Wes Dellinger.

Andrew Tyler Miller, 28, of Woodstock, was arrested on charges of possession of a schedule I, II drug, public intoxication and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule I, II drug. He is being held on a $5,000 secured bond.

A Winchester bolt action rifle was found in the trunk of the vehicle. Miller made admissions that the weapon was his, Dellinger said.

Miller is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. March 9 at Shenandoah County District Court, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriffs Office.