Grayson authorities discover stockpile of illegal drugs, prescription pills

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By Staff Reports

ELK CREEK — Grayson County authorities arrested two men last week, after finding stockpiles of illegal substances, including methamphetamine, at an Elk Creek home.


According to the police report, Grayson County Deputy Eric Testerman encountered a suspicious individual at Clark Hill Service Station on U.S. 21 North on July 9.

Testerman identified the subject as Adam James Woods, 28, of Troutdale. “Woods appeared very nervous, so Testerman asked him for consent to search his backpack and Woods agreed,” said the report.

Upon searching the backpack, Testerman discovered a container full of a substance that he believed to be methamphetamine. A field test of the substance confirmed his suspicions, and Woods was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Following an investigation, Grayson Investigator Adam Horton obtained a search warrant for the property of Oscar Ray Thomas, 64, of 7773 Elk Creek Parkway. Horton, along with Lt. Todd Perkins, Sgt. Jeff Merilic and deputies Eric Testerman, Bobby Jones and Jordan Johnson executed the search warrant after midnight on July 10. They searched the home and found numerous packages of methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills; untaxed liquor and a firearm.

Thomas was charged with 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.

Thomas and Woods were committed to the New River Valley Regional Jail with no bond.