EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Arrest 23 People In Connection With Fayette Drug Investigation
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Bob Aaron
Reported: Jul. 25, 2013 11:24 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 6:20 PM EDT
Fayette County , West Virginia
Nearly two-dozen people were arrested by numerous law enforcement agencies in Fayette County on drug charges Thursday.
Deputies were looking for six other people as part of the drug round-up.
Officers from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, the Oak Hill Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, the U.S. Marshall's "CUFFED" Fugitive Task Force and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force were all involved in the round-up, Fayette Sheriff Steve Kessler said.
All of those arrested and being sought had warrants issued for their arrest as a result of investigations conducted by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force over the last several weeks, according to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.
Arrest warrants were issued for the following individuals:
1. Mitchell Wood-Montgomery - 2 counts of Delivery of Heroin
"Most of these individuals are no stranger to the criminal justice system," Kessler said. "Several of them have been arrested on numerous prior occasions. Sadly, this is just the tip of the iceberg."
Officers continue to look for six people who warrants were also issued for Thursday. They are as follows:
1. Kayla Wood of Montgomery
Anyone with information regarding the location of these individuals is asked to call the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-574-3590, the West Virginia State Police at 304-256-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 304-255-7867.
Fayette County sheriff's deputies detained 15 people in connection with a massive drug bust and are seeking 14 others.
Deputies said a large amount of pills were found along with heroin and marijuana.
The Drug Task Force, Fayette County deputies, Oak Hill police and U.S. marshals were all involved in the investigation.
Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said 85 percent of county crime can be linked to drugs.
Eyewitness News Reporter Bob Aaron will have more on this story throughout the day. Keep checking wchstv.com for updates.
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