FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A Detroit area resident will face multiple drug charges after police said he was caught bringing bulk quantities to Marion County.

On Thursday, members of the Three Rivers Drug Task Force raided a home on Morgantown Avenue that Tristan Thomas, 47, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, was staying at and found a large amount of cash, packaging materials, scales, and a shotgun. In another search of a residence where Thomas was known to store drugs, police recovered a bulk quantity of a brown powder that field tested positive for fentanyl.

Task members said they had Thomas under surveillance from the time he left the Detroit area on June 20 to one week later, when the arrest was made.

Detectives used information from previous trips from Michigan to Marion County to establish the pattern.

Thomas has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail on a $200,012 bond.

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