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This is how it works

August 21, 2012 - Heather Ziegler
The West Virginia State Police in Fayette County, W.Va., concluded a six-month investigation in several communities in that county and then obtained arrest warrants for 27 people involved in illegal drug activity. All but five people among those warrants were rounded up and arrested. They were charged with numerous drug charges -- all felonies. This is what the State Police said, "We hope this drug sweep today, serves as notice that if you are involved in the sale or trafficking of illegal substances, you will be caught and arrested for your actions. The people living in these communities are fed up with this stuff, and want it stopped. Inasmuch, most of the information leading to these arrests, was initiated by complaints or tips from people residing in these areas. We would encourage anyone who has any type of illegal drug information, to contact any of our agencies/offices to report their concerns. "This was an excellent example of what happens when the communities, and the different law enforcement agencies all work together in a combined effort. These cooperative efforts will continue and additional arrests in a community near you are forthcoming." So it really does take a village to catch the bad guys. We would do well around these parts -- and we have a good start with neighborhood watch groups -- to be the extra eyes and ears for our law enforcement. Six months is not a long, long time to get the goods on the law breakers and arrest them for something as involved as these drug operations. Who knows, that one phone call you make just could be the turning point for the cops and prosecutors making their cases.


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