WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) –
Waynesboro police now have three people in custody on various charges, along with 16 ounces of methamphetamine.
Investigators got a warrant and searched two apartments at 720 King Avenue Wednesday, September 14.
Authorities say they found about $45,000 worth of methamphetamine during those searches.
Forty-one-year-old Guadalupa Chavez-Loya is charged with distribution of methamphetamine while engaged in an ongoing criminal enterprise, and possession with intent to distribute.
Authorities also charged 37-year-old Linda Brazee Hernandez with distribution of methamphetamine while engaged in an ongoing criminal enterprise.
Thirty-three-year-old Mathew Wayne Wells was arrested for failing to appear in court, as well as circuit court capias.
Police are still investigating the three as a part of a suspected drug organization.
Media Release from the Waynesboro Police Department:
An ongoing narcotics investigation led the Skyline Narcotics Task Force to the execution of simultaneous search warrants at two separate apartments located at 720 King Avenue late last night.
Subsequent to serving those search warrants, just over sixteen ounces of methamphetamine was seized with a street value of $45,000. In addition, $43,044 in U.S. Currency and a 2006 Chevrolet Impala valued at $3,500 were also seized as illegal proceeds from drug sales.
Three persons were arrested and charged as follows:
Guadalupe Chavez- Loya
41 years of age
1. Distribute 1.0 kilograms or more of methamphetamine while engaged in an ongoing criminal enterprise
2. Possess with intent to distribute 200 grams or more methamphetamine
Linda Brazee Hernandez
37 years of age
Distribute 1.0 kilograms or more of methamphetamine while engaged in an ongoing criminal enterprise
Mathew Wayne Wells
33 years of age
1. Circuit court capias, Waynesboro.
2. Fail to appear, Staunton
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