Respecting Law Enforcement’s Job
The Tuesday, June 12 news from Wheeling was certainly startling: Thirty-one individuals, most from our area, federally indicted. The accusations are certainly alarming. Approximately $360,000 in cash was seized, along with eight firearms. The drug-related charges vary – conspiracy, possession, distribution, maintaining drug-involved premises, and unlawful possession of firearms. Also indicted were six men and two women from Ohio, who are suspected to be members or associates of a street gang. They were indicted in connection with trafficking of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin into Wetzel and Tyler counties, as well as into the southern district of West Virginia.
These alleged crimes are certainly chilling and reminds us that times are different than from when we were younger.
At the same time, take a look at all agencies involved in the investigation. Our gratitude goes out to these agencies, and our hats are tipped to our local law enforcement. This shows that even when we might fail to realize it, these fine men and women are constantly, fervently at work. They are trying to keep our communities a safe place for us, our children, and other loved ones.