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SCSO seizes 30 grams of fentanyl in arrest
Investigators from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office report that they conducted a controlled buy and subsequent traffic stop that led to the seizure of 30 grams of fentanyl and an arrest on Thursday, May 18th.
Danielle Marie Bryant, 35, of Hopewell, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or distribute.
The 30 grams of fentanyl she possessed had a street value of $3,000 and just 2 milligrams can become a lethal dose.
She was released on an unsecured bond of $7,500.
Her court date is set for June 9th, 2023 at 9:00 AM at Shenandoah County General District Court.
The investigation was part of the Sheriff’s Office efforts with the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force.
SCSO also thanked the New Market, Strasburg, and Front Royal Police Departments as well as the Virginia State Police for their help in the investigation.
Sports: Monday, May 22, 2023
SNP celebrates addition of nearly 1,000 acres
Shenandoah National Park celebrated the addition of nearly 1,000 acres of land from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
The historic donation is one of the largest ever received by the park according to the press release.
The land was purchased in 2021 from the Bradford, Dean, and Graves families by the Trust using funds from a $3 million settlement between the Commonwealth of Virginia and Dupont Chemical Company.
The land will be open to the public as part of the park but no trails are currently being planned as the main purpose of acquiring this land is forest preservation and to combat climate change.
The woodlands contain the headwaters of Naked Creek in the Tanners Ridge area of Page county which is home to many native plants and animal species like black bear and brook trout.
Conservation of this area also protects some of the tributaries that lead to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River which will improve the habitat for migratory birds, fish and other wildlife.
WCPS places staff on leave amid investigation
Warren County Public Schools announced in a press release that staff members at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School were placed on leave pending an on going investigation.
Administration was made aware of complaints made regarding these staff members.
Then WCPS staff contacted the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Social Services to conduct a joint investigation into the complaint.
Parents of children in affected classrooms were notified and asked to speak with their children about the situation and told to contact WCPS staff with additional questions.
Staffing has been shifted to continue providing educational and support services to the school.
The investigation is ongoing and no further comments were made.
News Maker Lenny Millholland on Fentanyl and Nat. Police week
As we try to do once a month, we check in with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland in our latest news maker.
News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.
Sheriff Millholland has some scary statistics in the fight against fentanyl in light of the Governor’s recognition of National Fentanyl Awareness day May 9.
The Sheriff also looks at the just concluded National Police Week.
Sheriff Millholland also has the numbers of those we have lost in the line of duty.
Click here for Sheriff Millholland’s news maker.
For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.
River Report: 5-22-23
In today’s Shenandoah River Report, the Shenandoah National Park celebrates a 1000 acre donation near Luray. Mark Frondorf has the details, courtesy Front Royal Outdoors. Don Roberts and his crew are ready to get you out on the beautiful South Fork for some tubing, canoeing, maybe some paddle boarding! Find out more at https://frontroyaloutdoors.com