A deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious vehicle call on Wirtz Road around 10:30 a.m. March 18, according to a March 25 press release from the sheriff’s office.
Upon arrival, the deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence. Narcotics investigators with the sheriff’s office responded and were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence. Deputies and investigators recovered crystal methamphetamine, four prescription vials labeled Fenatanyl, 3 vials containing a liquid labelled Naloxone, a 9mm handgun, marijuana, syringes, smoking devices, packaging materials and paraphernalia.
As a result, a 30-year-old Wirtz woman was charged with possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, false identity to law enforcement, four counts of forging public records and revocation of suspended license. A 37-year-old Roanoke man was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm while in possession of methamphetamine, distribution of schedule I or II substance and failure to appear on an outstanding charge. A 43-year-old Wirtz woman was also charged with possession of methamphetamine. All three were taken to the Western Virginia Regional Jail and held without bond. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be pending.