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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -

A man who was born before the U.S. entered World War II is in jail for allegedly dealing drugs in Bluefield, W.Va.

A three month investigation by the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation ended on Tuesday, Nov. 14 with the arrest of Tyler Thorpe, 71, of Bluefield.

Bluefield Police and the Troopers with the State Police SRT team served warrants at Thorpe's home at 179 Roanoke St in Bluefield and the neighboring P&K Laundromat. Officers discovered a large amount of money and 868 Hydromorphone Pills.  Police told 59News that the pills are worth $35,000 to $40,000 on the street.

Thorpe is facing five charges of Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  The charges are from the state, but federal charges could be filed in the future.  Thorpe has two previous drug convictions.  He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a bond of $500,000.