6 Arrested in Drug Bust at Rave in Culpeper County
Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Press Release June 19, 2012
On June 17, 2012, The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office arrested 6 during a drug enforcement operation at a massive rave in Mitchells, Virginia.
The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Gang and Narcotics Task Force, the Culpeper Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office raided a rave party, Camp Glow, which was held in the 24000 block of Somerville Rd., a rural area near Commonwealth Park in the southern end of Culpeper County.
The event, which was advertised on Facebook.com, was held from Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17. The event drew thousands of young adults from throughout the east coast. The event consisted of a large outdoor music festival with laser lights, bands and a stage.
Deputies learned of the event resulting from a noise violation on Friday, and responded to the complaint only to be met by event organizers who denied the Deputies entry onto the property. Event organizers complied with the request to turn down the music at that time.
Early Sunday morning more than twenty state and local law enforcement officers responded back to the party with a search warrant resulting from observations made by law enforcement. Once on the grounds, law enforcement found more than one hundred tents occupied by at least two hundred people.
A search of the property resulted in the seizure of nearly two pounds of marijuana, approximately 287 miscellaneous pills, more than 200 doses of LSD, crystal methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, psychedelic mushrooms and more than 100 smoking devices. In addition, law enforcement seized more than $2,500 in U.S. currency resulting from narcotics distribution.
The Sheriff's Office made the following arrests:
Benjamin Legare, 21, of Alexandria, on a charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines.
Joshua Stout, 24, of Baltimore, MD, on a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Tyler Marney, 23, of Spotsylvania, on a charge of possession with intent to distribute of methamphetamines.
David Vanscoy, 24, of Fauquier County, on a charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines.
Tyler Weedon, 21, of Ellicott City, MD, on a charge of possession of marijuana.
Geoffrey Ortiz, 39, of New York, on a charge of possession of marijuana.
Additional arrests are expected resulting from this ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this rave is encouraged to contact the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 540-727-3400.