CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, today commended all federal, state and local officials for the major drug network takedown that has taken place in Huntington.
“I applaud our law enforcement, prosecutors and all federal, state and local officials for the execution of this massive operation to take down a major drug network and remove a significant amount of deadly drugs from our streets,” Speaker Armstead said. “That this raid was accomplished without a single shot fired is a testament to the professionalism and bravery of the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to make West Virginia a safer place.
“We know we need to focus on treatment and prevention for those dealing with addiction to reduce the demand for drugs, but it’s just as important to cut off the supply of these drugs at their source,” Speaker Armstead said. “I commend all involved for rounding up these criminals who have preyed on our citizens for far too long.”