Page County couple is sentenced on drug charges

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A news release from the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia confirms the sentence of a Luray Resident.

Danica Lee Strate of Luray  pleaded guilty on Feb. 4 to one count of the possession of 29 pounds of methamphetamine.

Strate and co-defendant Gene Stidham were living in Stanley in 2019 when law enforcement and a probation officer raided their residence.

During the search crystal methamphetamine, a wallet and plastic bags were recovered.

Later a subsequent search uncovered a duffel bag with the 29 pounds of methamphetamine, cash, scales, pistol and other items.

Stidham has since been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for illegal drug trafficking offenses.

Strate has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to similar charges.

The investigation was conducted by Page County Authorities, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and explosives and Virginia State Police.

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Vehicle search leads to Martinsburg arrest

West Virginia News reports a vehicle search resulted in a suspected Fentanyl arrest.

After a traffic stop permission was given by the owner for a West Virginia State Trooper to search the vehicle.

The search resulted in the arrest of Martinsburg resident Danielle Foltz.

The search resulted in the discovery of approximately 50 capsules of what is believed to be Fentanyl.

The Fentanyl is believed to be worth over $3,000.

The 31 year old Foltz was arrested and faces charges of possessing, traveling with and possible delivery of Fentanyl.

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Front Royal Police arrest 2 on drug charges

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Responding to a trespassing complaint at the Budget Inn Front Royal Police made a narcotics arrest.

Raymond Lewis of Front Royal and Anglia Hinkle of New Market were found to have a number of drugs in their room.

The pair were arrested on suspicion of drug possession with the intent to distribute.

The couple were found to be in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills.

The pair have a court date of September 14.

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