Nearly 70 suspects sought in Giles Co. drug round up - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Nearly 70 suspects sought in Giles Co. drug round up

Posted:
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • Healthy living challenge revives rivalry between Wyoming East and Westside

    Healthy living challenge revives rivalry between Wyoming East and Westside

    MULLENS (WVVA) -- The battle of Wyoming County was back in action this week. Students at Westside and Wyoming East high schools competed in a fitness and healthy living challenge...More >>
    MULLENS (WVVA) -- The battle of Wyoming County was back in action this week. Students at Westside and Wyoming East high schools competed in a fitness and healthy living challenge...More >>
  • Students compete in BSC's Engineering and Technology Olympics

    Students compete in BSC's Engineering and Technology Olympics

    BRUSHFORK, W. Va (WVVA)-- For a group of college students, today was all about robots, slingshots, and hoops. Students at the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Bluefield State College held Engineering Olympic games at the Brushfork armory. Through events like a bridge build, a robot competition, and field math, they practiced skills that rely their knowledge of physics with a fun and competitive twist. "[We're] teaching them a little bit about the laws of physics and ...More >>
    BRUSHFORK, W. Va (WVVA)-- For a group of college students, today was all about robots, slingshots, and hoops. Students at the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Bluefield State College held Engineering Olympic games at the Brushfork armory. Through events like a bridge build, a robot competition, and field math, they practiced skills that rely their knowledge of physics with a fun and competitive twist. "[We're] teaching them a little bit about the laws of physics and ...More >>
  • Beckley officer, K9 partner receive honor

    Beckley officer, K9 partner receive honor

    Cpl. Blume and Ciro; courtesy FacebookCpl. Blume and Ciro; courtesy Facebook
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Beckley Police officer and his four-legged partner have been named Officer and K-9 of the Year by the West Virginia Police Canine Association.Corporal Jamie Blume and Ciro...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Beckley Police officer and his four-legged partner have been named Officer and K-9 of the Year by the West Virginia Police Canine Association.Corporal Jamie Blume and Ciro...More >>

PEARISBURG (WVVA) -- The Giles County Sheriff's Department, along with at least nine other law enforcement agencies, conducted a drug round up early Sunday morning, searching for 69 suspects on 120 drug related charges made in county limits since last December.

"This has been a big operation this time," says Sheriff Morgan Millirons.  "Everybody [was saying] I want to help...I have just about every off duty deputy here today along with the secretaries and dispatchers."

There were two busted meth labs, but the rest of the 120 charges stem from distribution of the following drugs:

- Marijuana

- Heroin

- Oxycontin

- Methamphetamine

- Cocaine

- Lortab

- Suboxone

- Adderall

- Methadone

- Dilaudid

- Morphine

- Klonopin

Sheriff Millirons says the majority of the charges from this round up revolve around prescription medication.  Many of the offenders are even looking to out of state sources to obtain the drugs.  "That is a terrible issue in Giles County is prescription medication.  [It] used to be [that] marijuana was an issue.  You'd see some cocaine.  But the biggest majority, nine out of ten of our charges are prescription medication."

The suspects will have bond hearings in district court on Tuesday and circuit court on Wednesday. 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.