One Richmond man, two New Kent County men arrested, charged with drug possession

NEW KENT – Three men have been arrested and charged in New Kent County - in two separate incidents - with drug possession.

Marcus Akeem Pryor, 25, of Richmond, was arrested on March 16 and charged with one count each of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.

According to the New Kent Sheriff's Office, Deputy R. Shobe stopped Pryor on Route 106 (Emmaus Church Road) on March 16 for an equipment violation.

During the traffic stop, Shobe conducted an investigation into suspected illegal narcotics inside the vehicle. The sheriff's office reported that the officer seized suspected marijuana, prescription pills, and “Molly,” a powdered form of the drug MDMA, a chemical used in the street drug “ecstasy,” from Pryor, who was arrested and transported to Henrico Jail East, where he was held on a $1,000 secured bond.

Pryor was set to appear in New Kent County General District Court on Tuesday, March 18.

In a separate incident, Nicholas David Schweickert, 19, of Providence Forge, and Joshua Adam Grey, 18, of Quinton, were arrested on March 4 after the New Kent Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on North Courthouse Drive (Route 155) near I-64.

According to the sheriff's office, after the stop, Deputy W. Johnston was alerted to the possibility of narcotics being in the car, and after further investigation, found “numerous individually wrapped bags of suspected marijuana, digital scales, and numerous unused plastic bags.”

Schweickert and Grey were identified, arrested and taken to Henrico Jail East, where they were released on bond.

Both men faced New Kent General District Court on March 11. Their cases were continued until June 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Martin can be reached by phone at 804-885-0040.