Virginia man faces multiple drug charges following traffic stop

Pictured are drugs found by Georgetown police in their search of the vehicle stopped for a traffic violation Sunday.

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police on Sunday arrested a Virginia man for multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop on South Dupont Boulevard.

A substantial amount of heroin was found in a police search of the vehicle, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin said.

Tyrice Thomas

Tyrice Thomas, 26, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Det. Melvin said.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., Nov. 11, Georgetown police stopped a vehicle southbound on South Dupont Boulevard in the area of Shortly Road for a traffic violation. Upon contacting the operator, officers smelled the odor of marijuana and a subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted.

During the search, approximately 6 grams of marijuana was found in the vehicle’s glove box. Officers also located a bag containing 150 bundles of heroin, each bundle containing 10 individual bags in the back seat of the vehicle, Det. Melvin said.

Thomas was arraigned and released on $40,200 unsecured bail.

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