The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office announces that 11 individuals were indicted by a Stafford County Grand Jury on Monday, March 24, 2014 in connection with heroin trafficking in the Stafford area. Among other charges the indictments deal with the use or distribution of heroin. The people indicted are Anthony Pakchanian, age 23, of 42 Lightfoot Drive, Stafford (1 County of Distribution of Schedule II Narcotics & 1 Count Misdemeanor Distribution of Drug Paraphernalia), Jeannine Scenters, age 40, of 22 Oak Road, Stafford (2 Counts of Distribution of Heroin), Jimmy Mills Jr., age 34, of 21 Petroleum Drive, Stafford (1 Count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, 1 Count Possession of a Schedule I or II Narcotic & 1 Count of Possession of Marijuana), Cynthia Louise Miller, age 48, of 26 Richland Road, Stafford (1 Count of Possession of Heroin & 1 Count of Possession of Marijuana), Daniel Ringler, age 21, of 1006 Blackbeard Drive, Stafford (1 Count of Possession of Schedule I or II Narcotic & 1 Count of Possession of Controlled Paraphernalia), Cory Waters, age 20, of no fixed address (1 Count of Possession of Schedule I or II Narcotic & 1 Count Possession of Controlled Paraphernalia), James Anthony Cox, age 25, of no fixed address (1 Count of Distribution of an Imitation Controlled Substance), James Beverly, age 32, of no fixed address (1 Count Distribution of Heroin), Jason Matthew Monroe, age 22, of 225 Courthouse Road, Stafford (1 Count of Possession of Heroin), Robert James Ruff, age 20, of no fixed address (1 Count of Distribution of Schedule II Narcotic) and Malcom Wayne Moore, age 42, of no fixed address (1 Count of Distribution of Heroin).
Members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit executed two search warrants early this morning, Thursday, March 27, 2014; one at 42 Lightfoot Drive and the other at 22 Oak Road. Both addresses are in Stafford County. Anthony Pakchanian was thought to be at the Lightfoot address but was picked up at another residence in Stafford. Jeannine Scenters was arrested at the Oak Road address. The other subjects arrested today are Daniel Ringler, James Beverly, Jason Monroe and Malcom Moore. These individuals were arrested at other addresses in Stafford County. Robert Ruff and Cynthia Miller were already incarcerated. Jimmy Mills, Cory Waters and James Cox are still at large.
“The increase in the use and distribution of heroin has become a nation-wide problem.” states Sheriff Charles Jett. “I will be utilizing every asset of the Sheriff’s Office to rid Stafford County of this very serious problem. The use of this dangerous drug leads not only to addiction and harm to the user but to significant criminal activity as well. The message needs to be clear. This will be a constant and ongoing investigation.”
The indictments and arrests of these individuals are the result of an intensive investigation that started in December of 2013 and was initiated by members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit, in large part, to the high number of heroin overdoses that occurred in Stafford County over the last year. Unfortunately, Stafford County had 12 confirmed heroin overdoses that resulted in death in the past 12 months.
The Stafford investigation led to information that would ultimately involve numerous other law enforcement agencies in Northwest and Northern Virginia. These agencies were also involved in investigations dealing with the use and distribution of heroin. The other agencies involved in the larger investigation include members of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Virginia State Police.
Anyone who has information as to the location of Jimmy Mills Jr., Cory Waters or James Anthony Cox are asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, call Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 (callers may remain anonymous) or TEXT “Stafford + your tip to CRIMES (274637).