Virginia Beach man says call to police about home invasion led to search for meth

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jul 01, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - A Virginia Beach man says his wife's call to police about a possible home invasion last month led to officers searching his home for methamphetamine.

In an Affidavit for Search Warrant filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court, a detective wrote that officers responded to James Fuller's home on Overman Drive in Aragona Village in reference a home invasion on June 11th.

A spokesman for the Virginia Beach Police Department tells NewsChannel 3 the case was reclassified as trespassing and a weapon's violation and no charges were filed in the incident.

"I came home from eating dinner at Plaza Azteca and there was a weird car in my driveway and a guy I’ve never seen standing in my doorway," Fuller told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo Wednesday.

Fuller admitted the men were apparently let into the house by his babysitter, but that when officers arrived they began questioning everyone who was present.

"Another set of police officers showed up and they separated all of us. Started questioning us and going through my house."

According to the affidavit, "responding officers initially observed items that they believed to be precursors for manufacturing methamphetamine."

Additionally, two people inside the house at the time "were both interviewed and admitted to smoking methamphetamine inside the residence earlier in the evening with James Fuller."

However, Fuller adamantly denies those claims.

"Do you use meth?" Corillo asked.

"No, I do not," Fuller responded.

"Do you make meth?" Corillo asked.

"No, I do not," Fuller responded.

"They said they would leave and everything would be okay if I just admitted to it and I wouldn’t admit," he continued.

According to the search warrant, officers seized paper work, a scale and packaging materials.

"The scale – yes I have scales. In my kitchen that I use for things. You’ll go most houses in America and you’ll find a scale," he explained.

"There were baggies – my wife does arts and crafts – and she has a tons of little baggies where she keeps all her little hooks and stuff for making jewelry."

Virginia Beach Police would not comment on the search warrant, citing an ongoing investigation, but did say no one has been charged.