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Cody William Prior

Sheriff's Office Arrests Suspect Cody Prior On Variety Of Charges
$18,000 Worth Of Meth, Heroin, $1040 In Currency, Steel Knuckles Located In His Vehicle

 
Valley Ridge, VA (Nov. 29, 2022) - On 11/29/2022 at approximately 0034 hours, Sgt. K.D. Curry of the Alleghany County Sheriff's Office was on routine patrol when he checked on a suspicious person in a car in the 2800 Block of Valley Ridge Road.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Cody William Prior, 27, of 412 Grande Road, Covington. Mr. Prior was asleep behind the wheel with the vehicle in reverse, with the car partially blocking one lane and part of the vehicle off the road. When responding units arrived Mr. Prior was removed from the vehicle and Sgt. Curry deployed K4 (K9 Rex) for a free air sniff of the vehicle which K9 Rex gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle followed, and the following items were seized: 1 lb of methamphetamine valued at $18,000.00, 1/2 gram of suspected heroin valued at $50.00, $1,040.00 U.S. currency, steel knuckles, and drug paraphernalia.




Mr. Prior has been charged with Possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of meth, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Assisting the Alleghany County Sheriff's office with the investigation is the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force.

Assisting at the scene were officers from Covington and Clifton Forge police departments and Virginia State Police.

He’s currently being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail without bond.
 
 
 

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