OCEANA, WV (WOAY) – Officials voted to allow attorneys to move forward on their behalf with a lawsuit involving opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Millions of opiates were distributed in Oceana over the course of eight years. In October, the town named one distributor a public nuisance.
At Thursday’s council meeting, members moved to memorialize that decision in a legal document and give consent for attorneys to negotiate a deal on their behalf.
Legal proceedings in a lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors are expected to begin soon.