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VARNEY — Mingo County deputies seized over a pound of methamphetamine, along with 30 grams of a fentanyl and meth combination, and nearly $13,000 during a drug bust in the Varney area on Oct. 20.

Paul Thomasson, 56, and Stephen Andrew Thomasson, 30, both of Delbarton, were arrested and have been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Stephen Andrew Thomasson was given an additional charge of drug conspiracy.

According to criminal complaints filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court, on Oct. 20, deputies served felony warrants at the residence of Paul Thomasson in the Varney area, which is located outside of Delbarton. While deputies were clearing the residence, they reportedly found Stephen Andrew Thomasson with a female inside a bedroom.

Deputies say they noticed a clear crystallized substance laying on the dresser in plain view. The total weight of the substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine, was one gram.

After gaining consent from Paul Thomasson to search the residence, deputies also recovered a plastic bag sticking out of Stephen Andrew Thomasson’s pants. The bag reportedly contained a white powdered substance, weighing 9.15 grams, which also tested positive for methamphetamine.

Additionally, deputies recovered digital scales, individual plastic bags used for individual sale and $31 in Stephen Andrew Thomasson’s pants.

Upon searching the entire residence, $12,809 in U.S. currency was reportedly found, along with 1.389 pounds of methamphetamine and 30 grams of a fentanyl and methamphetamine combination known as “Grey Death.” Several plastic bags used for individual sale, as well as several digital scales, were also recovered.

Stephen Andrew Thomasson is currently behind bars at Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden. Paul Thomasson is out on bond.

The U.S. 119 Drug Task Force assisted in the investigation with the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.

HD Media news reporter Dylan Vidovich can be contacted via email at dvidovich@hdmediallc.com.

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