Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man on drug charges Monday morning.

Deputies wrote in a criminal complaint that Donald Ray Fox III, 23, called 911 and said he was being chased and that someone was holding his girlfriend hostage. Different court documents in the case have different addresses for Fox including Fort Valley, New Market and Maurertown.

Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Robert Poe said Fox was on foot and was unsure of his location.

Poe said deputies found the girlfriend walking alone in the vicinity of 25000-block of Old Valley Pike. They found Fox in the 25000-block of Old Valley Pike. He was sweating profusely with pinpoint pupils.

Poe said there was no evidence to support the claims that Fox made in the 911 call.

Poe said Fox told rescue personnel he had used meth the day before.

The complaint states that Fox took off his sock, which had a small baggie containing a white crystal-like powder substance consistent with meth. Deputies charged Fox with possession of a scheduled I or II controlled substance.

Court documents indicate Fox appeared Tuesday before Shenandoah County Magistrate Nicholas Hager, who ordered him held without bail.

Hager wrote in a court document that he considered the fact that it appeared Fox had been under the influence and had been hallucinating so a bond hearing wasn’t practical.

That same court document indicates Hager considered Fox has been in the area for about two months and prior to that he lived in New York. The document also indicates Hager considered that Fox has a prior criminal history including grand larceny of a firearm, grand larceny auto theft, and firearm possession by a non-violent felon.

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