Waynesboro Man Charged With Multiple Felonies After Search

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man on drug and weapon charges after detectives and officers with the Department’s Special Operations Division executed two search warrants at city residences overnight on Wednesday.

Royce Lee Sheffey, 42, faces five felonies after officers say they found him with marijuana, cocaine and two handguns.

On May 28, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Special Ops served a search warrant at 401 Fourth Street, Apt. 2, where they encountered Sheffey. From that interaction, another search warrant was obtained and served on Sheffey’s residence at 769 Sherwood Avenue just after midnight.

During the search Special Ops found drugs and handguns, as well as cash, other drug contraband and a book, "Growing Marijuana: How to Plant, Cultivate and Harvest Your Own Weed."

Sheffey faces the following felonies: distribution of marijuana, distribution of cocaine, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I or II drug.

He is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

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