COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank Hoagland
(R-Mingo Junction) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Attorney's announcement
of a record drug bust in Parkersburg, West Virginia, with an investigation that stretched across multiple states from Dayton, Ohio to Arizona:
"This is a prime example of what can, and will, continue to happen if we give law enforcement the tools and resources to do their job. As someone who has spent time fighting these very same types of criminals and traffickers, I am proud to see local and federal law enforcement working in seamless coordination with one another to keep dangerous and harmful drugs off our streets. The sheer size and scope of this operation is a clear indicator that we should continue to put pressure on these people who are such a danger to our community. I applaud the good work at all levels that led to this historic bust."
Officials with the U.S. Attorney's office, the FBI, as well as state and local law enforcement in Ohio and West Virginia, announced the drug bust Thursday at the Parkersburg City Building. Thirty people will now face drug charges in connection with the multi-state drug trafficking organization. For more information, click here