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Wood County gets high-intensity drug trafficking designation

The Herald-Dispatch

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wood County, West Virginia, has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., announced Thursday.

On May 9, Manchin and McKinley sent a letter to National Drug Control Policy Acting Director Richard Baum encouraging the designation.

 Wood County is one of 16 counties nationwide newly receiving this designation, Baum announced Thursday.

The HIDTA designation will enable Wood County to receive federal resources to further the coordination and development of drug control efforts among federal, state and local law enforcement officials. It also will allow local agencies to benefit from ongoing HIDTA-coordinated initiatives working to reduce drug use and its consequences across the United States.

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