Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 29, 2013

Police arrest 69 people in Giles County on drug charges

PEARISBURG, Va. — Officers in Giles County have netted 69 individuals in what officials are calling the largest drug bust in the county’s history.

Giles County Sheriff Morgan Millirons said 69 people were arrested on 120 charges over the course of the weekend as the result of an investigation that began in December 2012.

“We are not revealing the names or information of the suspects at this time because this is an ongoing investigation,” Millirons said. “We have a lot of residents from Giles and Monroe Counties. We found prescription pills, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine. This is the largest bust we’ve had as far as number of indictments and people.”

Millirons said officers with the Giles County Drug Task Force, Virginia State Police, West Virginia State Police, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Giles County Sheriff’s Office, Pearisburg Police Department, Narrows Police Department, Glen Lyn Police Department, Rich Creek Police Department, and Pembroke Police Department all contributed to the investigation.

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