Monday, Feb. 10, a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stopped a GMC SUV for a traffic violation, obscured license plate, on
IH-10 E.,  at the 843 mile marker.

Upon making contact with the driver he appeared extremely nervous. The driver advised that he was returning to Clifton, VA from visiting an 86 year old friend that was hospitalized in Houston. When the deputy asked which hospital, the driver responded “Texas

The deputy asked for consent to search the vehicle. The driver consented. In the back seat the deputy located a satchel containing three bundles wrapped in duct tape. The contents were identified as heroin with an approximate street value of $250,000.

The driver was identified as Ronald Clifton Brown, 64, of Clifton, VA. He is currently incarcerated in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for possession of a controlled substance. His bond has been set at $100,000.