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Massive drug sweep staged in Fayette, Nicholas

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Authorities delivered a dose of “Mountain Justice” Thursday to individuals alleged to be involved with illegal drug activities in Fayette and Nicholas counties.

The well-coordinated bevy of breakfast-time arrests yielded what authorities describe as possibly the largest roundup of alleged drug offenders in West Virginia history.

 The Central West Virginia Drug Task Force, working in cooperation with the Nicholas County and Fayette County sheriff’s offices; police departments from Summersville, Richwood, Fayetteville, Oak Hill, Mount Hope and Montgomery; State Police; the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, staged the large-scale sweep of suspects beginning at 6 a.m.

About 120 law enforcement officers were involved, according to a press release from the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force. Investigators with the task force spent the majority of the summer identifying criminal suspects allegedly involved in the sale and distribution of controlled substances in the two-county area.

After making hundreds of controlled purchases of narcotics and gathering evidence to substantiate the allegations, investigators obtained warrants for the arrest of 100 individual criminal suspects for more than 300 separate counts of drug offenses…


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