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Pinch man arrested on drug charges after heroin found

By Marcus Constantino, Multimedia reporter

A Pinch man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after an investigation spurred by anonymous tips.

Jared Brent Casdorph, 32, of Pinch, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance after police found heroin at his residence. If convicted, Casdorph faces one to five years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.

Kanawha Cpl. B. D. Humphreys said anonymous online tips and tips through a telephone hotline led to the investigation of Casdorph and his subsequent arrest.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office maintains a tip line at 304-357-4693. Tips about an in-progress crime, like an active meth lab, should be directed to the department’s 24-hour hotline at 304-357-0169. Tips can also be submitted online at

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