WOODSTOCK – A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Shenandoah County man accused of giving drugs to a juvenile.
Edwin Padron-Rodriguez stands charged with one count each of distribution of LSD and of alprazolam, both to a child under 18 years old at least three years younger than the accused. A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted Padron-Rodriguez, 21, of Valley Vista Drive, Woodstock, on the felonies.
Padron-Rodriguez remains held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.
A criminal complaint filed in the case by Woodstock police officer Joshua Wilberger states that the alleged victim in the case said Padron-Rodriguez provided her with LSD on Dec. 2. She described in detail how the substance was packaged, the complaint states.
Wilberger states in another document filed with the case that he spoke with the juvenile at the Woodstock Police Department. Susan Boyce, a deputy with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office and the girl’s legal guardian, accompanied her during the interview, Wilberger states. The juvenile went to visit her biological parents on Dec. 2 and, when she returned home, she appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, Boyce told Wilberger, according to the complaint.
Boyce obtained and administered the same type of urine drug test kit used by the Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, the complaint notes. The urine tested positive for benzodiazepines, a metabolite of alcohol identified as ethyl glucuronide, marijuana and opiates, with a concentration greater than 300 nanograms per milliliter.
“I spoke with (the juvenile) who stated that on this date, she went to visit her parents at the address listed on the affidavit,” Wilberger states. “While she was there, Edwin Padron Rodriguez, asked her to clean his room.
“She obliged his request and upon completion of the task, he provided her with what he said was ‘acid,’” the complaint goes on to state.
The juvenile described the substance as a small piece of purple paper, Wilberger notes. The girl went on to say that the accused had more of the substance stored in aluminum foil, according to the complaint.
“Once (the juvenile) began to exhibit the effects of the substance (the accused) gave her one tablet of Alprazolam, in an effort to counteract the effects,” Wilberger states. “(The juvenile), who has an extensive drug abuse history prior to being placed in the care of Boyce, stated that (the accused’s) had an odor consistent with the smell of marijuana.”
Wilberger executed a search warrant at 131 Valley Vista Drive, Apt. 202, on Dec. 3 and recovered from the residence a scale with residue, seeds wrapped in plastic, marijuana, cell phones, cash, a mason jar and a “roach,” a bong stem and two jars containing plant material.