Drug Bust in Wise County
I would like to thank Chad for his great live blog / chat with Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell. Check it out here. I also saw Chad on WYCB channel 5 tonight concerning a major arrest of area drug dealers. You can see the video here (the clip is about 2 minutes in) and read the report from the BHC here. This was a big operation:
"These are folks that we consider to be serious threats," prosecutor Chad Dotson said.
The arrests stemmed from a lengthy regional drug task force investigation that led a multijurisdictional grand jury to indict 40 people over a period of months, he said. The indictments were sealed until after the arrests.
The charges involve the sale of prescription painkillers like oxycodone, fentanyl and morphine and illicit drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine.
Most of the counts carry maximum penalties of 20 years in prison, the prosecutor said.
"We're pledging to prosecute these cases to the full extent of the law," Dotson said.
I bet he does too..