March 1, 2018
8 ounces of cocaine seized after traffic stop at 1:36 a.m.
James R. Hordge, 23, and Anthony E. Chiles, 32, both of Washington, D.C., face drug distribution charges resulting from the Opal traffic stop early Thursday morning.
A Fauquier sheriff’s deputy and his canine partner discovered 8 ounces of cocaine during a traffic stop early Thursday morning at Opal, according to Sgt. James Hartman.
“While on patrol, Master Deputy Brian Colbert observed a 2015 Hyundai with an equipment violation,” Sgt. Hartman wrote in a press release. Deputy “Colbert conducted a traffic stop on the Hyundai in the 10000 block of James Madison Highway near Opal Road.
“During the stop MDS Colbert detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and deployed his K-9 Hank. A search of the vehicle by K-9 Hank located approximately 8 ounces of cocaine and over 1 ounce of marijuana.”
The traffic stop took place at 1:36 a.m. March 1.
The deputy charged:
• The driver, James Rufus Hordge, 23, of Washington, D.C., was charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of marijuana. Mr. Hordge remained in the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
• A passenger, Anthony Earl Chiles, 32, of Washington, D.C., with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of marijuana and providing false information to law enforcement. Mr. Chiles remained in jail in lieu of a $16,000 bond.
On Feb. 3, another sheriff’s deputy charged two men after finding cocaine and heroin during a traffic stop in Opal.
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