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Stafford Alert


Deputy Suffers Accidental Overdose After Arresting Two Individuals On Drug Charges
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By First Lieutenant Eric Quinn
August 3, 2017

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at approximately 6:30am deputies from the Stafford Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Goddard School located at 301 HighPointe Boulevard in reference to an unknown medical emergency. A citizen had come across a van parked in the parking lot of the school occupied by two individuals. Both individuals were unconscious with one of them having a syringe sticking out of their arm. The individuals regained consciousness after fire and rescue arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with them. The female driver of the van began to drive away but was quickly stopped after 1st Sergeant L.E. Barley blocked her van in with his patrol vehicle.

Deputies quickly determined that the individuals were suffering the effects of an opiate overdose. After further investigation, Deputy A.C. Wolford searched the van and recovered evidence of illegal drug usage. Both individuals were taken into custody. The individuals were identified as David Michael Chambers, age 40 of Occoquan, VA and Samantha Stoudt, age 29 of Woodbridge, VA.
Stoudt was ultimately transported by rescue to Stafford Hospital Center for additional medical treatment. Deputy A.C. Wolford responded to the hospital to follow up with Stoudt. While Deputy Wolford was in the emergency room, medical staff recognized that he was unsteady on his feet and slurring his speech. Medical staff assisted Deputy Wolford to a treatment area. It’s suspected that Deputy Wolford suffered an accidental exposure to the drug evidence he had collected and handled. Detectives believe that the recovered drugs are an opiate, most likely Fentanyl. Just touching Fentanyl or accidentally inhaling the substance during enforcement activity can result in an overdose and even death if not treated quickly. Deputy Wolford was ultimately treated with NARCAN (Naloxone) which reverses the effects of an opiate overdose. He was later released from the hospital and is currently recovering.

Due to the extreme dangers of Fentanyl exposure, members of the Clandestine Laboratory Operational Group were called in to collect the drug evidence from Deputy Wolford’s cruiser. This newly formed team which falls under the Sheriff’s Office consists of Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Fire Marshalls from Stafford Fire and Rescue. The team is used anytime the Sheriff’s Office comes into contact with any clandestine laboratory or criminal HAZMAT situation involving dangerous illegal narcotics.
Samantha Stoudt was treated and released from Stafford Hospital Center. She was charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of Possession of Controlled Paraphernalia and one count of Improper Vehicle Registration. Stoudt was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

David Michael Chambers was charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Chambers was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. Stafford Deputies had previous contact with Chambers earlier in the night in the 800 block of Knollwood Court. Deputies had responded to the area after receiving a call in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Deputy J.J. Brunofski located Chambers near the vehicle in question and during a routine check discovered he was wanted out of the state of Maryland for Failure to Appear in Court. Chambers was taken into custody and a Warrant of Arrest for Extradition was obtained shortly after midnight. Chambers was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail but released by the magistrate a short time later on a $2500 bond. A little over an hour and a half after his release is when Chambers had his second contact with law enforcement.

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