Sheriff’s office: Two people face identity fraud, drug charges after Giles County deputies respond to rescue call Wednesday

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(Photos: Courtesy Giles County Sheriff's Office)

(Photos: Courtesy Giles County Sheriff’s Office)

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Giles County woman and a Wythe County man face numerous charges — including identity fraud and drug possession — after authorities found drug paraphernalia, counterfeiting equipment, and more inside a vehicle on Wednesday.

According to the Giles County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched on a rescue call for two people slumped over in a vehicle at the intersection of Route 42 and Route 100 on Wednesday, Aug. 19. However, as stated in a news release from the sheriff’s office on Thursday, Aug. 20, the “circumstances at the scene” resulted in the deputies searching the vehicle.

The sheriff’s office says deputies discovered suspected methamphetamine, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, counterfeit checks, several Visa gift cards, counterfeiting equipment, and identifying information for several other people.

Authorities say they arrested 26 year-old Stephanie Lavone Calderon of Pearisburg, and 24 year-old Brandon Lee Musick of Wytheville.

Both Calderon and Musick are being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond after being charged with attempting to obtain money by false pretenses, possession of forged bank notes, identity fraud, and possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance, according to the sheriff’s office

Giles County authorities have reportedly reached out to other jurisdictions about this ongoing investigation. However, if you believe you may have been a victim of identity theft or received fraudulent bank notes, call your local law enforcement agency.

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