Woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Heather Stanley Jones

A Shenandoah County woman stands accused of possessing and dealing drugs near a child.

Heather Stanley Jones, 41, of 130 Elizabeth Lane, Edinburg, remains held at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment as well as two counts of possession of drugs. Jones also is accused of violating the conditions of her probation.

Jones, represented by attorneys at the Valley Law firm, is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday.

Aaron N. Springer, an investigator with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, states in a criminal complaint that authorities made a traffic stop on Thursday and Jones, an occupant in the vehicle, has waived her Fourth Amendment rights protecting against unreasonable search and seizure as a condition of her probation.

Deputies searched the vehicle and Jones and found in her purse individual packets of methamphetamine and a separate bag with heroin, the complaint states. Deputies also found syringes, spoons and cotton balls. A search of Jones’ residence yielded syringes and packaging material.

Jones admitted to selling methamphetamine to several people and selling heroin once, the complaint states. Deputies also found several used syringes and at least five smoking devices used for smoking methamphetamine.

While on the traffic stop Jones had custody of a 3-year-old child, the complaint states. Jones told officers she babysits the child and was returning the child to its parents.