W.V. Gov: Coordinated Drug Abuse Effort Needed


Drug deals in the area aren't what you would expect. More and more people are swapping their prescribed medications for profit. (WRDW-TV / June 29, 2011)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says drug abuse in West Virginia is a wide-reaching problem that requires a coordinated effort to combat.

Last week, Tomblin held six roundtables across the state to discuss the problem with law enforcement representatives, local officials and community-based groups.

Tomblin tells the Charleston Daily Mail that one of his goals is to improve communication and cooperation among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

He also says there are many programs across the state. He wants them to get involved in a statewide task force that he plans to establish.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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