EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWS29 Suspects Arrested In Wyomong County Drug Crime Roundup
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Reported by: Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Also Contributing: Bob Aaaron
Reported: Oct. 11, 2013 5:37 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 11, 2013 7:12 PM EDT
Wyoming County , West Virginia
Deputies, troopers and members of a special drug task force have now arrested 29 of the 37 suspects sought in a drug crime roundup in Wyoming County.
Sheriff Randall Aliff described most of the suspects as street or mid-level drug dealers and said most of the arrests involved the illegal sale of prescription pain killers. Officers moved out early Friday morning from Pineville to serve arrest and search warrants throughout the county. The charges involve multiple undercover buys for most defendants.
The prosecutor said 90 percent of local drug problems involve prescription pain pills.
Heroin, now cheaper than pills, is just making an appearance. Wyoming County's drug overdose death rate has dropped, but is still one of the highest in the state that is highest in the nation.
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