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Additional federal resources allocated to W.Va. to fight drug abuse

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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A big announcement was made for Raleigh County Saturday morning.  The county was added to the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

The admission will help them earn resources, including more than $150,000 in federal funding, to enhance enforcement and drug prevention efforts.

It will also help collaboration between local, state and federal law enforcement officers in a drug task force.

Congressman Nick Rahall made the announcement at a press conference.  

Raleigh is the second county in recent months to receive the designation.  In November, Wyoming County was added to the list.

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