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WV police agencies reap $1.1M from pharmacy case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Huntington Police Department was among three law enforcement agencies receiving more than $1.1 million in Charleston on Wednesday for their efforts in the conviction of a Barboursville pharmacy owner.

Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto and Internal Revenue Service Special Agent in Charge Thomas Jankowski presented HPD with a check for a little over $86,000 for its officers’ efforts in the conviction of A+ Pharmacy owner Kofi Ohene Agyekum, 37. He was identified as being part of a drug conspiracy ring.

The Charleston Police Department received $972,000 and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department received $86,000.

The money received is part of the defendant’s forfeiture of over $2.36 million cash, a 2011 Lexus station wagon and real estate in Ona…

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