Sheriff: ‘High Intensity’ funding would be used to dedicate deputy to drug investigations

Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER – Federal funding which Mineral County is slated to receive now that the county has been designated a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area will likely be used to dedicate a full-time deputy to the investigation of drug-related crimes.

The designation was announced Monday by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and was a result of an application submitted by sheriff Jeremy Taylor and county coordinator Drew Brubaker, according to county commissioner Richard Lechliter.