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Washington County Virginia Sheriff's Office

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 4:00 pm, Master Deputy Erik Hinchey was monitoring traffic on Pairgin Road, when a blue sport utility vehicle passed his location with a fractured windshield. According to Washington County Sheriff, Fred Newman, Master Deputy Hinchey initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver. During his contact Master Deputy Hinchey observed items related to drug activity and detected a chemical type odor emitting from inside the vehicle. A narcotics K9 was deployed and after a positive alert from the K9 a search of the vehicle was conducted. The search produced various narcotic drugs. Fred Allen Parks, age 53, of 1805 King College Road, Bristol Tennessee, was arrested and charged with the following: Felony possession of Hydrocodone Felony possession of Methamphetamine Felony possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine Misdemeanor possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor possession with intent to distribute Marijuana Misdemeanor possession of Buprenorphine Misdemeanor possession of Alprazolam Traffic Summons for Defective Equipment Parks was transported to the Abingdon facility of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail where he is being held without bond. * An arrest warrant is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.