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Johnson City man accused of selling heroin to undercover agents

June 26th, 2013 3:07 pm by Rex Barber

Johnson City man accused of selling heroin to undercover agents

Travis Thomas


A Johnson City man awaiting trial on drug charges was arrested Wednesday after selling heroin to undercover drug agents, according to Johnson City police.


Travis Thomas, 44, 729 E. Maple St., Apt. 4, was originally charged March 12 with possession of schedule II drugs for resale, simple possession of schedule VI drugs and criminal conspiracy to distribute schedule II drugs.


These charges stem from a First Judicial Drug Task Force operation where agents conducted a controlled delivery of 500 roxicodone pills to Thomas’ address via Fed Ex.


He was searched at the time and a small amount of marijuana was found in his sock, according to police.


Thomas was released on bond from the Washington County Detention Center on those charges and was awaiting trial.


Throughout the past month, though, undercover DTF agents bought heroin from Thomas several times at the East Maple address.


Wednesday, Thomas’ apartment was searched by DTF agents and members of the Johnson City SWAT team.


Agents found more baggies of heroin, marijuana, drug scales and paraphernalia. According to court documents, one gram of heroin was found in Thomas’ apartment.


Additionally, $1,331 in cash was seized.


Thomas was charged with possession of schedule I drugs for resale, simple possession of Schedule VI drugs, and criminal conspiracy to distribute schedule I drugs.


Thomas was being held on $17,000 bond in the jail on those state charges, but a federal detainer was placed on him pending federal charges.


He was scheduled to appear in court today.


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