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Nearly 2,000 pills seized from Thomasville home, man arrested

James Lonnie Ward (Mugshot provided by, Thomasville Police)

James Lonnie Ward (Mugshot provided by, Thomasville Police)

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police say a 65-year-old man was arrested this week after nearly 2,000 prescription pills were seized from a Thomasville home. 

According to police, James Lonnie Ward was arrested on Wednesday after police officers and N.C. ALE agents searched a home at 706 Edgewood Ave. 

During the search, police said they found 1,220 Oxycodone pills, 679 Xanax pills and a “large amount” of cash. 

Police say a state revenue agent “took custody of the currency and two vehicles due to unauthorized substance tax owed for illegally possessing the narcotics.”  Taxes owed totaled more than $20,000, they said. 

Ward is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver controlled substances. 

The suspect was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond. 

Police said the investigation is ongoing.  They added it is part of the ALE’s “community betterment initiative.” 

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