09/04/2019 Release from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office:

On Friday, August 30, 2019, at 0302 HRS Patrol deputies with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible police impersonator.

A 911 caller stated a blue light was coming from a silver car towards/into his car. The caller was able to get a tag for responding deputies and the deputies we able to locate the vehicle, a grey 1999 Honda, and conduct a traffic stop on Cattle Scales Road. The vehicle was being driven by Brittany Lynn Hevener, 25 of Staunton. Robert Wesley Smith, 28 of Waynesboro was a passenger in the vehicle. Deputies soon discovered contraband on Smith, and both parties were detained.

A search of the car revealed a silver pen with a red and blue high output LED light, a loaded 9mm handgun, eight (8) baggies of suspected Methamphetamine, cash, counterfeit US currency, drug paraphernalia and several sets of brass knuckles.

The investigation into this incident being related to the recent string of Police Impersonators is ongoing.

The following charges were placed in this incident.

Robert Wesley Smith, 28 of Waynesboro was charged with:

  • Possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I/II
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a firearm while possession of Schedule I/II
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of 10 or more Forged banknotes or coins
  • Carry on or about person brass knuckles

Brittany Lynn Hevener, 25 of Staunton was charged with:

  • Possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I/II
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of 10 or more Forged banknotes or coins