Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 3, 2013

Tazewell authorities indict 20 on drug-related charges

RICHLANDS, Va. —  Law enforcement agencies from across Tazewell County announced today the indictment of 20 individuals on drug-related charges with the search continuing for two additional suspects.

Tazewell County Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee said the 20 indictments were the result of investigations conducted over the past year by members of the Tazewell County Narcotics Task Force.

The task force continues to search for two additional suspects: Matthew Shane Crigger, 27, of Oakview Road, Jewell Ridge, and David Junior Blankenship, 36, of Kents Ridge Road, Richlands. Lee said anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two individuals can leave tips anonymously by calling (276) 988-5966.

For more on this story, and a complete list of the indictments, see Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Telegraph.

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