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Sheriffs Will Announce Major Step to Fight Drug Abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va.

WHAT: Major announcement from the West Virginia Sheriffs Association about fighting prescription drug abuse and closing the "cash loophole"

WHO: Expected speakers include: Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford, Boone County Sheriff Rodney Miller, Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner and Greenbrier County Sheriff James Childers.

WHERE: Commission Chamber, Kanawha County Courthouse, 407 Virginia Street, East, Charleston

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m.

WHY: Many illegal prescriptions go undetected when paid for by cash. The Drug Enforcement Agency sees cash transactions as giant red flags that signal an increased likelihood of illegal behavior.

Contact: Rudi Raynes-Kidder
(304) 993-4453
Rachel Coffman
(304) 345-1161

/PRNewswire -- October 2, 2012 /

SOURCE West Virginia Sheriffs Association