Several facing charges following Mingo County roundup

MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WYMT/WSAZ) It was a busy day for officers in Mingo County as they rounded up those accused of using and/or selling drugs.

A dozen people were arrested Thursday and are now facing drug charges. Overall, police are working to arrest 17 people.

The sheriff's office and several police departments went to their homes or wherever they were Thursday morning -- and brought them back in handcuffs.

Police say this is all part of operation zero tolerance -- started by the late sheriff, Eugene Crum.

Crum was shot and killed three weeks ago.

“I think they were worried after the loss of our sheriff. I think they were worried that we wouldn't carry on the fight. But it's going on," Williamson Police Chief Dave Rockel said. "That's what he wanted, that's what the people of this county want and that's what they expect and what they're gonna get.”

So far, 12 people have been arrested.
They include:

Faron James Cline
James Crabtree
Amanda Dempsey
Jimmy Diamond
Lawrence Ellis
Bradley Lawson
Daniel Martin
Donald West
Chad Nicholas Alley
Janet Berry
Bruce Bevins
Lawrence Wilkerson Sr.

They will be arraigned Friday at 1 p.m.

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