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Shift seen in illegal drug activity in Harrison County

CLARKSBURG — Heroin, bath salts and prescription drugs have replaced methamphetamine when it comes to the drugs of choice for dealers in Harrison County, law enforcement officials say.       “I would say that heroin is the No. 1 problem that we’re seeing, and right behind it — closely behind it — are prescription pills,” said U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, who also … Read more

Officials: Heroin No. 1 drug problem in Harrison County

CLARKSBURG — Heroin, bath salts and prescription drugs have replaced methamphetamine when it comes to the drugs of choice for dealers in Harrison County, law enforcement officials say.       “I would say that heroin is the No. 1 problem that we’re seeing, and right behind it — closely behind it — are prescription pills,” said U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, who also … Read more

Harrison County Drug Task Force Spells Out Comprehensive Drug Education Plan at BMS Tomorrow

Law enforcement leaders and local school administrators announced a new drug education and outreach program for North Central West Virginia on Thursday known as Project FUTURE: The Right Prescription for West Virginia.Board members from the Greater Harrison County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force were joined today by Harrison County School Officials in making the announcement. According to … Read more

Police Chief Walker Chairman of Newly Named Harrison County Drug Task Force

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that the first meeting of the reconfigured Harrison County drug unit was held today. The seven-member Board of Directors decided that the group would be known as the “Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.”The Board members in attendance were: U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld; Bridgeport Police Chief John Walker; … Read more

Synthetic Drug Supplier Shut Down by Feds, Task Force

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A major supplier of synthetic drugs in North Central West Virginia has been indicted on drug trafficking charges and his businesses have been shut down by a federal judge.United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today that Jeffrey J. Paglia, owner of the Hot Stuff Cool Things store in the Rosebud Plaza, was indicted yesterday in Elkins on multiple … Read more