Deputies Seize More than $40,000 Worth of Heroin; Man Wanted

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is wanted after deputies recently seized more than $40,000 worth of heroin near an apartment in Cross Lanes, according to information from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies found marijuana and $3,321 worth of cash inside the apartment, which is located along Becca Drive near Dalewood Drive.

Reports of a domestic disturbance brought deputies to the apartment on Friday, June 21. They said they saw a man running from the scene, and a woman at the apartment said he had been involved in a disturbance. It is believed the man left in a vehicle.

Neighbors approached deputies with two plastic baggies that contained about 101 grams of heroin. Deputies believed the baggies had been dropped between two mobile homes near the apartment building. Children were playing close to where the heroin was found.

The man who ran away is identified as Ayric Mack Thomas, 23, of Detroit, Mich. A warrant was obtained for his arrest on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Deputies say Thomas if 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs about 160 pounds. Anyone with information about where he could be is asked to call the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 357-0169 or leave an online tip at

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