ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va, (WFXR) — The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office says a K9 found illegal drugs including one pound of methamphetamine in a man’s car.

Deputies say the drug bust happened during a routine patrol on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at approximately 12:34 a.m. in the 2800 block of Valley Ridge Road. They say they found a suspicious driver in a car who was asleep with the vehicle in reverse and partially blocking a lane. The driver was identified by deputies as Cody William Prior.

Prior was removed from the vehicle and K9 Rex was deployed to search the car. Deputies say Rex then gave a positive alert on the car and sniffed out the following:

  • 1 pound of Methamphetamine valued at $18,000
  • 1/2 a gram of what deputies suspect is Heroin valued at $50
  • $1,040
  • Steel knuckles and drug paraphernalia

According to a press release from the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office, Prior is being charged with Possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of meth, possession of a concealed weapon, and possessing drug paraphernalia.

The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by officers from the Covington and Clifton Forge Police Departments and Virginia State Police.

They say Prior is being held in the Alleghany Regional Jail without bond.