By Sarah Mansheim\r\nGreenbrier County Sheriff Jan Cahill says that a couple \u201cbig fish\u201d in the heroin game have been arrested.\r\nOn Tuesday, Sept. 22, police arrested James Michael Payne, 63, of Frankford, and Nicholas Novak, 32, of Brentwood, NY, on distribution charges. According to Cahill, police went to Payne\u2019s residence on Marvin Bowes Road in order to serve an arrest warrant for distributing heroin - a charge stemming from August.\r\nA subsequent investigation at the residence revealed Payne and Novak were frequently distributing a sizable amount of heroin throughout the area for some time, Cahill said. Officers recovered $2,481 in cash in the residence along with 15 bundles (150 stamps) of heroin valued at approximately $7,000.\r\nNovak was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance (heroin), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin) and transporting a controlled substance into the state.\r\nPayne was arrested on the warrant for distribution of a controlled substance.\r\nBoth suspects were transported to Southern Regional Jail on $40,000 bond (Payne\u2019s is cash only). Incidentally, Cahill said, Payne was already awaiting sentencing on an earlier drug distribution plea.\r\n\u201cUnfortunately, heroin is the drug of choice that we\u2019re seeing these days,\u201d Cahill said. \u201cIt\u2019s good to get a major source, a \u2018big fish,\u2019 off the streets.\u201d\r\nThe investigation and arrests were performed by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, which is comprised of members from the State Police and Greenbrier County Sheriff\u2019s office.