By MELINDA WILLIAMS
RURAL RETREAT – The search of a Rural Retreat residence Tuesday resulted in four arrests and the seizure of firearms and drugs, police said.
According to Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan of Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, officers executed the search warrant at the home of Dillon Ray Grimes, 24, of 210 Gammons Ave. in Rural Retreat as the “result of ongoing investigations involving the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.”
Dunagan said authorities seized 10 firearms, marijuana, Schedule IV pills, untaxed liquor and 6.5 ounces of methamphetamine during the search.
In addition to Dillon Grimes, Dunagan said, police also arrested Rose Anne Grimes, 49, of the Gammons Avenue residence; Richard Leon Daniel Hedrick, 26, of 573 Chinquapin Ave. in Rural Retreat, and David Michael Simmons, 36, of 1485 Sharons Drive, Rural Retreat.
Dillon Grimes is charged with felony possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams, but less than 227 grams, of methamphetamine, as well as possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, said Dunagan.
Dunagan said Dillon Grimes is being held without bond in New River Valley Regional Jail. He is slated to appear in Wythe County General District Court April 18.
Rose Grimes and Hedrick each are charged with possession of marijuana, according to Dunagan. Court records show Hedrick also is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and refusal to take a blood or breath test. Simmons is charged with being drunk in public.
The search was conducted by officers from the sheriff’s offices in Wythe and Smyth counties, Virginia State Police, and Claytor Lake Drug Task Force. Claytor Lake Drug Task Force is comprised of members of Pulaski Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Dublin Police Department, Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, and the Radford City Police Department.
Dunagan said additional charges are anticipated as a result of the investigation.