The Waynesboro Police Department has made a significant narcotics seizure from a city residence as the result of an ongoing drug investigation. On February 12, 2015 at approximately 10:00 PM, officers with the Department SWAT team and Special Operations Division executed a search warrant at 1317 Club Road in the Club Court neighborhood of the city. As a result of the raid, officers seized a shotgun, handguns, over 3,000 rounds of ammunition, pounds of marijuana, $4000 cash, MDMA ecstasy, morphine, steroids, and equipment for a marijuana grow operation.
Although no arrests were made, charges are pending against three Waynesboro men.
The large seizure is demonstrative of the drug problem that is pervasive in the Shenandoah Valley. The distribution of illegal substances is a cancer on our community that has metastasized in our neighborhoods near our schools and places of worship. This case and the meth lab/marijuana grow operation that were found last August on Mount Vernon Street are both examples that narcotics distribution is embedded where our children live and play. Parents have the reasonable expectation that their police force will keep their neighborhoods free from this type of activity.
Eradicating this illicit activity by seizing the contraband and assets of the offenders before sending them away for long period of incarceration has always been a priority for the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department.
With the full support of our citizens, we will continue with these operations that threaten the quality of life that we are all entitled to.