Volkswagon driven by Mark R. Mederos
Press release from Culpeper Sheriff’s Department:
At about 12:23 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an auto accident with injuries in the 8500 block of Rixeyville Road. Deputy Scott Yeiser was the first to arrive and investigated the accident, which left a Volkswagen sedan in the middle of the road and a GMC pickup in a ditch off the northbound side.
GMC pickup driven by Stuart A Dodson
Yeiser found that Mark R. Mederos, 21, of Amissville, ran off the road, then overcorrected, causing the sedan he was driving to overturn multiple times before stopping in the middle of the road. Mederos got out of the vehicle with a head wound. The driver of the pickup, Stuart A. Dodson, 26, of Jeffersonton, was heading northbound on 229 and struck the Volkswagen. Yeiser inspected the damage to both vehicles before they were towed and saw a marijuana grinder in the passenger compartment of the GMC.
Dodson was charged with possession of marijuana. Mederos was treated at Fauquier Hospital and charged with reckless driving. Both were released on a summons.
Deputy Jonathan Kerns and K9 Karma seized marijuana and cash from Jeffersonton residence
Press release from Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:
An investigation of shots fired on Springs Road Saturday night led to an arrest for possession with intent to distribute narcotics when deputies found over $23,000 in drugs.
At about 5:00 p.m. October 25, 2014, Deputy Jonathan Kerns responded to the 19100 block of Springs Road after a neighbor called for a safety check on subjects firing rifles in the neighborhood. The firing ceased before Kerns arrived, and he started a door-to-door canvass. At the third residence, he detected an odor of marijuana upon the homeowner opening the door.
Mark A. Kurtz
The homeowner escorted Kerns through the residence, where he found numerous smoking devices in Mark A. Kurtz’s bedroom. Kerns had the occupants exit the building with him, and Kurtz was located at a makeshift shooting range on the property. Kerns had Kurtz place his weapon on the ground, then searched him, finding hashish, more paraphernalia, and over $1600 cash. After additional units arrived, Deputy Kerns and K9 Karma searched the residence and Kurtz’s vehicle, yielding more than 20 smoking devices and $23,000 in marijuana, acid, and hashish oil.
Kurtz, 25, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute schedule I and II narcotics, and two counts of possession of schedule I and II narcotics and committed to Culpeper County Jail, where he is held without bond.