Though drug use seems to be on the rise in Craig and surrounding areas, County officials are doing their best to join forces and stop its distribution.
On Tuesday, April 24, the Craig County Sheriff’s Office with the Alleghany Highlands Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, executed a search warrant at 180 Woodman Avenue, Apartment 3012 in Craig County.
Two suspects who reside at this residence, Matthew Allen Owens and Kana Elizabeth Nakajima, were taken into custody by the Craig County Sheriff’s Office. Both suspects were charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors.
“A number of drugs were seized,” Sheriff Trevor Craddock said. “Included were Methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana as well as cash.”
The felonies were for possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs.
The two misdemeanor charges were for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Schedule III Drug without a valid prescription.
Both suspects were transported to the Botetourt County Craig County Regional Jail in Fincastle, Virginia.
“Felonies can carry jail or prison time as well as fines,” Sheriff Craddock said. “Misdemeanors can carry up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.”
Craddock also shared that if someone does have a drug problem or addiction, the Craig County Sheriff’s Office can get information to assist individuals in beating their addiction.
If you know someone who is dealing drugs, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-864-5127 with the information which will be kept confidential.