Drug bust follows traffic stop in Front Royal

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

On October 3rd, around 11:30 pm, Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Ulibarri observed a vehicle having a hard time maintaining its lane on North Shenandoah Avenue.

The driver of the vehicle was pulled over due to suspicion of being under the influence.

In collaboration with Sgt. Gregory and canine partner Roman, who conducted a free air sniff around the vehicle and found it to be
positive for narcotics.

Subsequently, a thorough search of the vehicle and its occupants were
taken, revealing a significant amount of illegal substances and paraphernalia.

As a result, Racheal Huntt and Cristan Blow were arrested on multiple charges.

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Women dies of overdose in custody at EWVRJ

The West Virginia Department of Corrections announced that 25 year old Morgan Bussard died in custody at Eastern West Virginia Regional Jail in Martinsburg on Monday.

She supposedly swallowed a foreign substance during booking which led to a self inflicted overdose.

The woman was originally arrested when she was spotted using controlled substances with another woman at a pizza restaurant on Queen Street while minors were in the back of the car.

When officers arrived and discovered drug paraphernalia, a struggle ensued as Bussard attempted to hide the substances.

She did not comply with officer requests during booking which was when she swallowed the substance and became ill shortly after.

The incident remains under investigation.

The minors in the car were unharmed and taken into custody of another family member.

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