Three Nabbed For Drug Sales
Posted: October 13, 2012
SHENANDOAH COUNTY - A three-year drug investigation in Shenandoah County culminated with three arrests last week.
Three Shenandoah County residents were charged with several counts each of distributing illegal substances.
The crimes actually took place in 2010, said Maj. Scott Proctor, with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, but arrests were delayed to identify others involved.
The accused were arrested after distributing to confidential police informants, Proctor said.
Danielle Nicole Rickman, 28, who was living in Woodstock at the time of the alleged crime, was arrested Oct. 3 on three counts of distributing a Schedule III drug and three counts of conspiracy to distribute.
Proctor said the transactions took place in a Woodstock apartment in November 2010.
Wade Percy Louis Morrison, 32, of Edinburg, was charged Oct. 4 with distribution of a Schedule VI and Schedule I or II drug.
Lt. Tom Shelton of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said Morrison is accused of selling prescription medicines in the New Market area.
Juan Carlos Ortiz, 37, who was living in Toms Brook at the time of the incident, was charged with two counts of distributing cocaine on Oct. 4.
Proctor said Ortiz was found with less than 3 grams of the drug. Two alleged transactions, which police say took place in Woodstock with an informant in November, were for $275 and $200 worth of product.
Proctor said Rickman and Morrison were processed at the Shenandoah County Jail and released on their own recognizance. Ortiz, who was subsequently charged with a probation violation as well, is being held on a $5,000 secured bond.
Court dates were still pending for the suspects on Friday.
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