WCHS Eyewitness News Home Charleston Eyewitness Newsroom Charleston Storm Team Weather Sports News TV Program Schedule Community Mobile: Smartphone,Tablet and SMS text Get Connected SMS Text Facebook Twitter See-It,Shoot-It RSS News Feed Email List Tumblr


Some Take Issue With Plants' Use Of Drug Forfeiture Fund

Reported by: Send eMail Leslie Rubin
Reported: Jun. 6, 2014 6:39 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 6, 2014 6:50 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS NEWS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO

Plants Fund
Eyewitness News Photo

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Some members of law enforcement are calling Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants' efforts at saving tax payer money "appalling."

Plants wants to pay for a special prosecutor with money they think could be better spent elsewhere.

Sgt. Bobby Eggleton, commander of the Special Enforcement Unit of the Charleston Police Department, said he was extremely disturbed that Plants is offering $75,000 from the county's drug forfeiture fund to help pay for a special prosecutor.

The office said the fund has about $79,000 in it right now, and is seldom used.

Eggleton believes if the money is going to be used, it should go toward educational training for police and prosecutors.

10 percent of all money seized by the Charleston Police Department goes into the account - money Eggleton said his men risk their lives for.

The issue of how to continue to pay for the special prosecutor while Plants fights his own legal battles will be taken up again at a June 12 commission meeting.



MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Several Employees Arrested After Alleged Riverside High Thefts
News
Aug. 27, 2014 8:52 AM EDT
Three Riverside High School employees were arrested ...
Full News Story

    B R E A K I N G  N E W S
Several Cars Involved; Many Injuries Reported
News
Aug. 26, 2014 11:19 PM EDT
Westbond lanes of I-64 will remain shutdown for several ...
Full News Story

Wayne Road Repairs Affects Bus Routes
News
Aug. 26, 2014 11:13 PM EDT
Construction to fix a major roadway in Wayne County ...
Full News Story and Video


News Final Two Suspects Sought In Foodland Robbery Arrested
Aug. 27, 2014 8:55 AM EDT
News National Health Groups Demanding Regulations On Booming E-Cig Industry
Aug. 26, 2014 10:03 PM EDT
News After Several Acts of Crime, Neighbors Hoping For Normalcy
Aug. 26, 2014 9:48 PM EDT
News New Upscale Housing Subdivision to Relieve Housing Stress in Hurricane
Aug. 26, 2014 10:02 PM EDT
News Charleston Mayor Calls For Second Review Of Gardner Case
Aug. 26, 2014 9:32 PM EDT
News School Bus Accident Reminds Drivers Of Dangerous Stretch On Route 35
Aug. 26, 2014 6:36 PM EDT
News Former Logan County Teacher Arrested On Drug-Related Charges
Aug. 26, 2014 6:41 PM EDT
News Nine Kids Taken To Hospital After School Bus Wreck In Mason County
Aug. 26, 2014 5:45 PM EDT
News State Republicans Plan To Sue To Put Replacement Candidate On The Ballot
Aug. 26, 2014 5:43 PM EDT
News SugarBowl Foundation Hosting WVU, Alabama Game Watch Fundraiser
Aug. 26, 2014 5:34 PM EDT
News Kentucky State Troopers Hike Grand Canyon To Honor Officers
Aug. 26, 2014 5:06 PM EDT
News Ground Broken For Phase One Of Huntington Skate Park Project
Aug. 26, 2014 6:06 PM EDT
News Heart Transplant Families Meet For The First Time
Aug. 26, 2014 4:42 PM EDT
News Deputies Say Wyoming County Man Arrested On Multiple Sex Charges
Aug. 26, 2014 4:33 PM EDT
News Appeals Court Revives Blair Mountain Lawsuit
Aug. 26, 2014 3:50 PM EDT
News WVU Band To Perform In McDowell County
Aug. 26, 2014 6:21 PM EDT
News Man Sentenced In Investment Scheme
Aug. 26, 2014 2:54 PM EDT
News Celebrating Women's Equality Day
Aug. 26, 2014 1:19 PM EDT
News Man Charged With Rape Of 12-Year-Old
Aug. 26, 2014 1:14 PM EDT
News WV Firefighter Shares Story Of Assisting CA Fire Crews On Wildfire
Aug. 26, 2014 1:01 PM EDT
News Four WV Nurses Allowed To Work Amid Drug Test Woes
Aug. 26, 2014 12:10 PM EDT
News Bond Reduced For Man Charged With Wanton Endangerment
Aug. 26, 2014 11:55 AM EDT
News New Program Aimed At Helping Farmers' Business Grow
Aug. 26, 2014 1:07 PM EDT
News Deputies Issue Warrant For Armed Robbery Suspect
Aug. 27, 2014 4:48 AM EDT
News Night Clerk From Charleston Store Reports Robbery
Aug. 26, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
News Huntington Councilman Keeps Seat After Conviction On Misdemeanor Charges
Aug. 26, 2014 9:34 AM EDT
News 5 Arrested In Huntington Drug Raid
Aug. 25, 2014 11:54 PM EDT
News A Deeper Look Into The Ice Bucket Challenge
Aug. 25, 2014 11:42 PM EDT
News Former EPA Counsel Paints Bleak Future For WV Coal Under Obama Administration
Aug. 25, 2014 10:33 PM EDT
News Man Shot, Killed By State Trooper; Family Of Victim Speaks Out
Aug. 25, 2014 6:42 PM EDT


Advertise on WCHS-TV Online

West Virginia News
Building issues close courts in Preston County

Water and sewer problems have closed Preston County's courts and judicial offices.
Full Story

Kentucky News
Breathitt schools to remain under state control

The Kentucky Board of Education has decided to keep control of the Breathitt County school district for up to three more years.
Full Story

Ohio News
Toledo council hikes sewer rates

Toledo residents who suffered through problems with their tap water earlier this month now will see their sewer rates rise.
Full Story







Fugitive Files Tuesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

West Virginia Wildlife Wednesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

ABC News web site







Send Mail Send email to news@wchstv.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2014, WCHS-TV8. Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.