Nervous behavior leads deputy to drug arrests

Adam James Woods (left) and Oscar Ray Thomas (Photo courtesy New River Valley Regional Jail)
Adam James Woods (left) and Oscar Ray Thomas (Photo courtesy New River Valley Regional Jail)

GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Two Virginia men are behind bars after a deputy noticed one of them acting suspiciously earlier this week and took a closer look.

On Wednesday at the Clark Hill Service Station on Highway 21 North, a deputy with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office encountered 28-year-old Adam James Woods, who exhibited suspicious behavior. The deputy said Woods appeared very nervous, he asked for consent to search his backpack, and Woods agreed.

Inside the backpack, the deputy found a container of methamphetamine, and Woods was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

The sheriff’s office investigated the incident and executed a search warrant for the property of 64-year-old Oscar Ray Thomas on Thursday. During the search, numerous packages of methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills were found, as well as untaxed liquor and a firearm.

Thomas was arrested and charged with the following: felony possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II controlled substance; felony possession with intent to distribute more than a half ounce of marijuana; felony possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance while in possession of a firearm; felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; misdemeanor possession of a schedule IV controlled substance without a prescription; and misdemeanor possession of a schedule III controlled substance without a prescription.

Both Thomas and Woods were committed to the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

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