3/28/2014 6:00 PM
by Rachael Cardin
OAK HILL - 21 people were apprehended on Friday following a drug roundup in Fayette County.
State Police in Oak Hill said 28 warrants were issued prior to the drug sweep for possession, intent or distribution charges. Starting around 7:30 Friday morning and lasting about 4 hours, those arrested were transported from the Oak Hill State Police detachment to the court house to be arraigned. Multiple county and federal agencies worked together to make the arrests.
The Central West Virginia Drug Task Force worked with State Police, the Oak Hill Police Department along with Nicholas and Fayette County Sherriff’s Departments to crack down on this crime.
Chief Mike Whisman from Oak Hill PD, said, " the task force got the warrants. All agencies worked together, very important we all work together because this is a large problem. We're going to work together to round up and get these people off the streets."
Whisman said The Drug Task Force will continue their efforts to solve the drug problem in this area of the state.