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Judge throws out charge against Found
A Culpeper judge has dismissed a felony drug charge against businessman Scott Found.
Found, the owner of Found & Sons funeral chapels in Culpeper and Spotsylvania County, was arrested following a state police search of his house on March 6. He was relieved of his duties as Culpeper High varsity lacrosse coach following his arrest.
According to court documents, Special Agent J.C. Schiavone found several items at Found’s Norman Road home that are used in growing marijuana. Found was charged with growing marijuana not intended for his personal use, a felony, and two misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and possessing drug-related paraphernalia.
The 42-year-old Found maintained that he had not grown marijuana for years and did it then only for his own personal use.
District Court Judge Roger Morton ruled that there was not sufficient evidence to move the felony case forward and dismissed the charge. The commonwealth’s attorney’s office dropped the two misdemeanor charges Monday.