PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Attorney’s Office and IRS award criminal forfeiture assets to local law enforcement

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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

U.S. Attorney’s Office and IRS award criminal forfeiture assets to local law enforcement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Special Agent in Charge Thomas Jankowski presented three local law enforcement agencies today with over $1 million in forfeited cash as a result of their participation in a joint investigation of a Barboursville pharmacy owner. Officials from the Charleston Police Department, the Huntington Police Department, and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department were on hand to receive the forfeiture awards at a press conference in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charleston.

Several law enforcement agencies worked together on a far-reaching investigation that resulted in the convictions of 19 defendants on federal drug charges, including 15 local drug dealers, two out-of-state drug suppliers, and one local pharmacy…

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