Mexican market in Waynesboro raided: Owner faces meth distribution charge

Ramon Aguilera BedollaThe owner of a Mexican market in Waynesboro faces charges related to meth distribution following raids on the market and his home conducted by police on Thursday.

Ramon Aguilera Bedolla, 40, was taken into custody on charges including possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm while in possession of illegal drugs.

Waynesboro Police executed a search warrant at Abarrotes La Victoria, located at 440 W. Broad St., at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

During the search, police seized 39 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $3,900, a handgun, $1,900 in cash, a 2010 Ford F150 King Ranch pickup truck and thousands of money-wire transfer receipts from the business.

At the same time police were conducting the raid at the store, a second search warrant was being executed at Bedolla’s residence in the 2000 block of Whitebridge Road in Waynesboro. At that location, police recovered more money wire transfer receipts and over $8,000 in cash.

Bedolla was held on a $2,000 secured bond and transferred to Middle River Regional Jail.

This incident is part of an ongoing investigation into a large scale methamphetamine trafficking organization that spans from central Mexico to Waynesboro and the Shenandoah Valley. Additional arrests are pending.

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