EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSEast Bank Man Busted With Meth Near Two Schools
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Reported by: Taisha Walker
Web Producer: Taisha Walker
Reported: Jul. 4, 2013 11:09 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 4, 2013 1:08 PM EDT
Diamond , Kanawha County , West Virginia
An East Bank man was arraigned in a Kanawaha County Thursday on drug charges.
Ronnie Lee Thomas Jr., 29, was charged with a felony for attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, pseudoephedrine in an altered state, and distribution and/or possession within 1,000 feet of a public or private school. He was arrested on Warrior Way in Diamond, off of U.S. Route 60.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the Magistrate Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia State Police found Thomas carrying methamphetamine making materials on property near Midland Trial Elementary school and Riverside High School. Thomas was spotted carrying two clear plastic bags containing "one pot" items used for manufacturing meth, the criminal complaint stated.
Thomas said in a statement that he was attempting to make enough money so he could buy an air conditioner.
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