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Drug Duo Detained
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
June 22, 2023

A call of an unknown medical problem resulted in a wanted woman in custody, a man who attempted to flee law enforcement in custody, and multiple suspected controlled substances seized.

On June 19th at approximately 8:00 a.m. Deputy C.D. Sullivan and Deputy N.D. Fonseca responded to Hardee’s, located at 567 Warrenton Road, for a report of an unknown medical problem. The caller advised there was a vehicle blocking the exit with a passed out male and female inside. When deputies arrived on scene, they located the suspect vehicle still in drive with the unconscious driver’s foot on the brake.

Both occupants were awoken, asked to turn the vehicle off, and step out. While at first both complied, the male began having second thoughts on his compliance. He began walking away from Deputy Sullivan despite commands to stay where he was. He then broke out into a sprint. Deputy Sullivan gave chase by foot as Deputy Fonseca stayed with the female and vehicle. The male ran through parking lots, thick brush, and into the woods with Deputy Sullivan in hot pursuit. The male’s fleeing attempt would fall short as he fell into a creek. Deputy Sullivan was able to get the male into custody without further incident. The male, Andrew Jeffries, 33, of Front Royal, advised he had taken controlled substances prior to contact with deputies.

As Deputy Fonseca conversed with the female, she provided a false identity. After some digging, deputies were able to identify her as Tifini Garrison, 32, of Stafford. Garrison, in a not so shocking twist, was discovered to be wanted out of both Stafford County and Spotsylvania County. While she continued to lie about who she was, tattoos don’t lie and hers matched the Garrison suspect perfectly. With both suspects in custody, Deputy Fonseca conducted a search of the vehicle. Within the vehicle, and Garrison’s purse, were multiple suspected controlled substances.

Jeffries was charged with driving under the influence, obstruction of justice, fleeing law enforcement, and possession of controlled substances. Garrison was charged with falsely identifying herself to law enforcement, possession of controlled substances, as well as, served on her outstanding warrants. Both were held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Great work to Deputy Sullivan and Deputy Fonseca for not only finding yet another wanted individual, but for taking dangerous controlled substances off Stafford’s streets.

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