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87 Charged in North Central W.Va. Drug Probe

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Eighty-seven people face charges stemming from a drug investigation in North Central West Virginia.

Ten police agencies began arresting the suspects Tuesday morning. Bridgeport police chief John Walker tells media outlets that 40 people were in custody as of 11 a.m.

Forty-eight people face state charges and 43 face federal charges involving various drugs. Most of the suspects are in Harrison County. Others are in Marion and Doddridge counties and in Pennsylvania.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.