Detroit Man Arrested on Possession Charges

By: WSAZ News Email
By: WSAZ News Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Detroit man was arrested late Monday night while trying to get drugs into the Kanawha Valley.

Huntington Police Sgt. Darrell Booth tells Tommie Risby, 21, arrived in Ashland, Ky. on a bus and was picked up by three Charleston women.

Risby was under surveillance after the Huntington Police Vice and Drug unit, in cooperation with the FBI Drug Task Force, became aware of possible drugs being moved into the area, Sgt. Booth said.

The three women from Charleston, who were not identified, picked up Risby and were transporting him back to Charleston when they were pulled over for speeding near mile marker 12 on Interstate 64 East.

A K-9 unit sniffed the vehicle, and 13 grams of heroin were found.

The women were released. Risby faces felony charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Sgt. Booth said.

Sgt. Booth said the street value of the drugs could have run as high as $21,000, and were heading to the Charleston or South Charleston area.

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