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Raleigh County drug task force, FBI disrupt major drug pipeline from Detroit

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) The Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force teamed up with the FBI on Friday to disrupt a major drug pipeline from Detroit, Michigan.

Eleven people were arrested as a result of the roundup with warrants issued for five more people after the multi-agency task force executed a search warrant on multiple residences on Circleview Drive in Beckley.

Beckley Police Chief Lonnie Christian and Sheriff Scott Van Meter announced results of the roundup at a press conference on Friday.
They said the majority of the drugs seized were Meth and Heroin.

"Without this partnership and task force, there's no way we could have made this many arrests and made this big of an impact within the city and the county," said Chief Christian.

While he said five of the people were from Detroit, the other six were from West Virginia.

The task force is made up of members of the Beckley Police Dept., Raleigh County Sheriff's Dept., and West Virginia State Police -- along with partners from the FBI and ATF.

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