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Investigation into heroin overdoses leads to the arrest of Tyrone Amar

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Tyrone Amar of Midway is charged with dealing heroin in Raleigh County. Tyrone Amar of Midway is charged with dealing heroin in Raleigh County.
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MIDWAY -

Officers with the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force have been investigating heroin overdoses that happened in the Crab Orchard area on Friday, March 14.

The investigation lead task force members to a home that belongs to Tyrone Amar who lives on Shephard Lane in Midway.  Officers were able to get a search warrant and found more than 800 packages that investigators believe to be heroin.  There was also an undisclosed number of guns, a large amount of cash and more than one-pound of Marijuana.  Detectives said that packages of suspected heroin totally 90 grams, which has an approximate street value of $35,000.

The investigation is still open. Amar is charges with the Possession with Intent to Deliver and other charges connected to outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Anyone with information on drug activity in their neighborhood is asked to contact the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office at 304-255-9300.