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Woodbridge Man Faces Cocaine, Fraud Charges

By Potomac Local June 14, 2012 7:30 am

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va – A Woodbridge man faces charges after a substance obtained during a traffic stop tested positive for cocaine.

A Stafford County law enforcement officer was driving south on U.S. 17 in south Stafford about 11:46 p.m. Sunday when he noticed two cars that made an unusually wide turn on the six-lane road. The cars then pulled on to Powell Lane and into a parking lot at the Fredericksburg Auto Auction.

The car nearly collided with a pick-up, so the law enforcement officer followed the cars, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy. Once inside, the officer saw one of the car pulled out of the parking lot and he followed it, turned on his emergency lights, and eventually got the car to stop but not before the driver threw a small baggie out of the window, said Kennedy.

The officer asked the driver for ID, but it turned out to be bogus. An ID check through Virginia’s DMV records, as well as the officer finding baggies of a white substance that later tested positive for cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and cash all led to charges.

Eric Riddle, 23, of Willow Lane in Woodbridge, is charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule one or two substance, ID fraud, providing false ID to law enforcement officer, driving on a revoked license, and reckless driving, said Kennedy.

He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford under no bond.

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