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Six arrested at Culpeper rave party
BY DONNIE JOHNSTON
Six people are facing charges following a raid on a weekend music event in southern Culpeper County that drew thousands of young people.
About 20 state and local law-enforcement officers raided the “Camp Glow Rave” Sunday on Somerville Road between the Twin Mountains near Raccoon Ford.
According to Culpeper Sheriff’s Lt. Jason Romero, officers confiscated nearly two pounds of marijuana, approximately 287 miscellaneous pills, more than 200 doses of LSD, crystal methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, psychedelic mushrooms and more than 100 smoking devices.
Officers also seized more than $2,500 in cash believed used in drug deals, Romero said.
Officers initially responded Friday night to the party, which had been promoted on Facebook, because of a noise report from neighbors, Romero said. Organizers, however, refused the officials entry and said they would turn down the music.
Romero said the party drew thousands of young adults from all along the East Coast. The outdoor festival included bands and a laser light show, he said.
Romero said that the officers returned Sunday morning with a search warrant after noting suspicious activity on Friday night. They found about 100 occupied tents, he said.
Benjamin Legare, 21, of Alexandria, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines.
Joshua Stout, 24, of Baltimore, charged with of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Tyler Marney, 23, of Spotsylvania County, on a charge of possession with intent to distribute of methamphetamines.
David Vanscoy, 24, of Fauquier County, charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines.
Tyler Weedon, 21, of Ellicott City, Md., charged with possession of marijuana.
Geoffrey Ortiz, 39, of New York, charged with possession of marijuana.
More arrests are expected, Romero said.