SCSO provides an update on the possession of fentanyl by a child

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Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy Carter provided an update regarding the fentanyl pill discovered in the possession of a child.

The single pill was discovered in a vehicle at one of the Shenandoah County Public Schools.

SCSO and the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force have worked cases since the incident which have led to the arrest of an individual believed to be the suspect in this case.

Dylan Christopher Whitmoyer, 23, has been charged with one conut of distribution of a schedule I or II drug and conspiracy to distribute a schedule I or II drug.

He was arrested in Prince William County.

Shenandoah County investigators seized over 3,500 pressed fentanyl pills, a glock 9 handgun and over $12,000 cash.

Whitmoyer was taken to the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center.

He was held on a secured bond of $5,000.

The case is still under investigation.

Sheriff Carter believes the investigation will lead to additional charges.

Sheriff Carter also wants to remind parents that these pills were planned to be distributed in the community and to have a discussion with your child about the legality and devastation of these drugs.

A link to the full video announcement is available here.

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SCSO apprehend abduction suspect in Rockingham County

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office announced they captured the suspect they had been searching for the past few days.

Mitchell Markley Jr. was located in northern Rockingham County where a third stolen vehicle was found following a crash.

Markley was wanted for an alleged abduction that occurred in Basye as well as the theft of multiple vehicles in the process.

The victim abducted was previously found safely in one of the stolen vehicles.

Sheriff’s utilized drone units, K9 search teams, and received air assistance from the Virginia State Police to locate the suspect.

Sheriff Timothy Carter thanked the public for their cooperation in the investigation which included a community member sending in images from their trail camera of Markley.

To watch Sheriff Carter’s statement on the capture, click here.

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