Waynesboro Officers Attempting to Do a Search Warrant, Stumble Into Drug Deal

By: WHSV Newsroom
By: WHSV Newsroom

WAYNESBORO,Va. (WHSV)-- The Waynesboro Police Department arrested two men Thursday after officers with the Special Operations Division interrupted their drug deal.

Christopher Shane Dyke, 39, of Waynesboro, and Michael Irwin Marsh, 29, of Greenwood, are both facing felony drug charges related to the incident. Dyke also faces felony firearms charges as well.

On May 29 at 3:30 p.m., officers were preparing to serve a narcotics search warrant at a single unit at self-storage facility in the 500 block of North Bayard Avenue. When they arrived at the targeted unit, they found Marsh attempting to purchase cocaine from Dyke, who is the renter of the storage facility. Both men were detained while the search warrant was executed, and Marsh’s two-year-old daughter was also present.

The search warrant yielded crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, smoking devices, syringes, cash, a handgun and several items of property that were likely stolen from local businesses.

Marsh was charged with one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of minor.

Dyke was charged with one felony count of distribution of cocaine, one felony count of possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I or II drug and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Dyke, who is currently on probation for drug distribution, is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. Additional charges against him are pending.

Marsh was released on personal recognizance bonds.

Child Protective Services released his daughter to the custody of her mother.

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