Thorntown Police Department

  • Agency: Thorntown Police Department
  • Address: 101 W Main St, Thorntown, 46071 IN
  • Chief: Matt Hankins (Town Marshal)
Phone: 765-436-7677
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Thorntown Police Department is located at 101 W Main St, Thorntown, 46071 IN. The Town Marshal of the department is Matt Hankins. The Thorntown Police Department phone number is 765-436-7677.

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Please SLOW DOWN coming in and out of town. The area by the town park is 30mph on S. Pearl St. Stay Safe Thorntown!

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 4, 2018 DEA Suspends the Registration of Morris & Dickson Company from Distributing Controlled Substances The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the issuance of an Immediate Suspension Order served on Morris & Dickson Company, a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor, located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Morris & Dickson Company has been the subject of a DEA investigation that alleges that this distribution center failed to properly identify large suspicious orders for controlled substances sold to independent pharmacies with questionable need for the drugs. The investigation, which focused primarily on purchases of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, revealed that in some cases, pharmacies were allowed to purchase as much as six times the quantity of narcotics the pharmacy would normally order. In spite of regulations which require distributors to identify such orders, DEA alleges that Morris & Dickson Company failed to identify these large suspicious orders resulting in millions of dosage units of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone being distributed in violation of the law. "Opioid distributors have a legal obligation not to facilitate the illicit diversion of drugs," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "That obligation has never been more important than it is right now as we face the deadliest drug crisis in American history. According to the allegations, many large suspicious orders for opioids were made, filled, and unreported by Morris and Dickson. We can only imagine how many pills were diverted, abused, and how many addictions began as a result. Today's suspension will help us achieve the President's goals of reducing opioid prescriptions in the United States and stopping the spread of addiction. I want to thank the DEA for their vigilance, for all of their hard work. The Justice Department will continue to use suspensions, deregistrations, and every other tool we have to stop the drug epidemic." “Distributors have an obligation to ensure that all pharmaceutical controlled substances their customers order are for legitimate use, and it is their duty to identify, recognize and report suspicious orders to DEA,” said DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson. “This is another reminder that DEA will hold accountable those companies who choose to operate outside the law.” In October 2017, DEA became aware of the high-volume sales of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone from Morris & Dickson Company to five of the top ten purchasing pharmacies within the state of Louisiana. DEA records indicated that Morris & Dickson Company had not filed any suspicious order reports on any of the pharmacies in question in Louisiana. A review of the purchases made by these high-volume independent pharmacies showed that these pharmacies were purchasing quantities which were not indicative of the pharmaceutical market. Not only were numerous “independent” retail pharmacies purchasing more Oxycodone and Hydrocodone than the largest chain pharmacies operating within the state, they were purchasing more narcotics than several of the largest chain pharmacies combined within the same zip code. In some instances, DEA noted these “independent” pharmacies were purchasing more than ten times the amount of narcotics the average Louisiana pharmacy purchased per month. DEA’s actions today suspend the DEA Certificate of Registration issued to Morris & Dickson Company as a drug distributor pursuant to Title 21, United States Code, Sections 823 and 824. The DEA’s investigation of Morris & Dickson Company determined that the continued registration of this company constitutes a substantial likelihood of imminent danger to public health and safety. This action only applies to the distribution of controlled substances and will not affect non-controlled pharmaceutical drugs distributed by the company. Morris & Dickson Company received written notice of the factual and legal basis for this action. In addition, they will be given the opportunity for an administrative hearing within the next 60 days. After the hearing, the DEA Acting Administrator will make a final decision on whether Morris & Dickson Company’s registration should be permanently revoked. This decision will be published in the Federal Register. Today, more than four million Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers, including a quarter million adolescents. Sadly, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States, more than deaths from motor vehicle crashes or deaths from firearms. Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 3, 2018 Five Pennsylvania Physicians Charged with Unlawfully Distributing Buprenorphine and Defrauding Medicare and Medicaid Five physicians of Redirections Treatment Advocates, LLC, an opioid addiction treatment practice with offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, have been indicted on charges of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and health care fraud, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady of the Western District of Pennsylvania and United States Attorney William J. Powell of the Northern District of West Virginia announced today. These indictments represent the latest in a series of charges filed since Attorney General Sessions announced the formation of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, a Department of Justice initiative that uses data to target and prosecute individuals that commit opioid-related health care fraud. The defendants named in the indictments are: Dr. Krishan Kumar Aggarwal, 73, of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, a contractor at RTA in Weirton, West Virginia; Dr. Madhu Aggarwal, 68, of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, a contractor at RTA in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania; Dr. Parth Bharill, 69, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a contractor at RTA in Morgantown, West Virginia; Dr. Cherian John, 65, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, a contractor at RTA in Weirton, West Virginia; and Dr. Michael Bummer, 38, of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a contractor at RTA in Washington, Pennsylvania. According to the indictments, Redirections Treatment Advocates, LLC, operates Suboxone clinics in several locations in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. The indictments allege that the defendants, working as contractors at various locations, created and distributed unlawful prescriptions for buprenorphine, known as Subutex and Suboxone, a drug that should be used to treat individuals with addiction. The defendants are also charged with conspiracy to unlawfully distribute buprenorphine. Finally, the defendants are charged with health care fraud for allegedly causing fraudulent claims to be submitted to Medicare or Medicaid for payments to cover the costs of the unlawfully prescribed buprenorphine. “Today we are facing the worst drug crisis in American history, with one American dying of a drug overdose every nine minutes,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “It's incredible but true that some of our trusted medical professionals have chosen to violate their oaths and exploit this crisis for profit. Last summer, I sent a dozen of our top federal prosecutors to focus solely on the problem of opioid-related health care fraud in places where the epidemic was at its worst-including Western Pennsylvania. These cases cut off the supply of drugs and stop fraudsters from exploiting vulnerable people. Our prosecutors began issuing indictments back in October, and today we bring even more charges against those who allegedly defrauded the taxpayer while diverting potentially addictive drugs. I want to thank our dedicated AUSAs Robert Cessar and Sarah Wagner, FBI, DEA, our U.S. Attorneys’ offices, FDA, the HHS and Veterans Affairs Inspectors General, IRS, our Postal Inspectors, and all of our state and local partners for their hard work on these cases." “Expanding the legitimate use of medication to treat addiction is a critical part of this Administration’s multi-faceted approach to combat the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities,” stated U.S. Attorney Brady. “Yet another vital component is the prosecution of unscrupulous practitioners who abuse their privilege to practice medicine and dispense prescriptions unlawfully. These indictments demonstrate that we remain vigilant in our pursuit of physicians who ignore their oath to do no harm.” “We remain unwavering in our efforts to combat those who violate drug laws and thereby contribute to the crisis of addiction. I have made clear that a medical degree provides you no protection from prosecution. We will persevere,” added U.S. Attorney Powell. For each of the defendants, the law provide a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each of the counts charging unlawfully dispensing Schedule III controlled substances; a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $1 million for each of the counts charging conspiracy to unlawfully dispense a Schedule III controlled substance; and a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 for each of the counts charging health care fraud. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants. Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar of the Western District of Pennsylvania and Assistant United States Attorney Sarah E. Wagner of the Northern District of West Virginia are prosecuting these cases on behalf of the United States. The investigation leading to these indictments was conducted by the Western Pennsylvania Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, which combines personnel and resources from the following agencies to combat the growing prescription opioid epidemic: Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General, Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigations, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Unites States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office - Criminal Division, Civil Division and Asset Forfeiture Unit, Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Inspector General, Food and Drug Administration - Office of Criminal Investigations and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Licensing, and the U.S. Department of Justice - Criminal Division’s Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud Unit assisted in the investigation. An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Attorney General Sessions Announces New Indictments in International Fentanyl Case Fargo, ND ~ Friday, April 27, 2018 Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Chris for that kind introduction; for your leadership here in this office, and for your 15 years of service to the Department of Justice. You’ve been a prosecutor for two decades—almost as long as your Dad was a prosecutor. You have a lot to be proud of. I am so pleased to be with you today as we make a significant law enforcement announcement regarding the current opioid crisis. But before I do that, I want to say thank you. I have visited more than 30 U.S. Attorney’s Offices since I became Attorney General, and I’m always inspired to meet with the attorneys, investigators, and officers who are in the trenches every day making us safer. And so I want to thank Kurt Thielhorn of ATF, Ken Solek and Jeff Harford of DEA, Daniel Genck, Pete Klokstad , and Bob Perry of the FBI, Jason Molina, Michael Mack, and Brad Bench of Homeland Security Investigations, Joseph Scargill and Kate Nichols of our Postal Inspectors, and Jeremy Shivers with the IRS. Thank you for your service. And while we are inexpressibly proud of our fabulous federal officers, we also understand and appreciate the fact that 85 percent of the law enforcement officers in this country serve at the state and local levels. That’s why I want to give a special thanks to all of the state and local law enforcement officers who are here as well: Attorney General Stenehjem, Chief David Todd, Chief Scott Edinger, Chief Jason Zeigler, Chief David Ebinger, Chief Heith Janke, Deputy Director Lonnie Grabowska of the North Dakota Bureau of Investigations, and Sheriff Chad Kaiser. It is an honor to be with you all. I also want to thank everyone for the briefing on how the drug crisis is affecting this state. There can be no doubt that this is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Approximately 64,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses in 2016 – the highest drug death toll and the fastest increase in that death toll in American history. That’s more than the population of Grand Forks—dead in one year from drug overdoses. Preliminary data show another—but what appears to be a smaller—increase for 2017. Amazingly, for Americans under the age of 50, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death. That’s why President Trump has declared this a national health emergency. This cannot continue. This epidemic is being driven primarily by opioids – prescription painkillers or heroin. However, the number one killer opioid is fentanyl. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl killed 20,000 Americans in 2016. Most fentanyl doesn’t come from here. The vast majority is made in China and then shipped here either through the mail or brought across our porous Southern border. And today, as a result of the work here we are announcing what I believe is a significant enforcement action designed to stop this flow of fentanyl out of China. This flow is resulting in too many deaths, including here in North Dakota. North Dakota has taken important steps at the state level, including the first year-round state-wide prescription drug disposal program take back in 2009. Since them, 10 tons of unused medications have been collected and destroyed thanks to this program. Tomorrow the DEA will hold its semiannual National Drug Takeback Day, which is an opportunity for people to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs with no questions asked. The last two of these Takeback days took a combined 900 tons of drugs off of our streets. I have no doubt that saved lives and kept these drugs from getting into the wrong hands. The stakes are high. We are not just talking about numbers. We are talking about moms, dads, daughters, spouses, friends, and neighbors. But we cannot, we will not accept the status quo. This is not business as usual. Ending the drug crisis is a top priority for the Trump administration. And we at the Department of Justice will be relentless and fight this epidemic every step of the way. In October, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a national public health emergency. Earlier this week, he extended that declaration for another 90 days. President Trump wants to improve our prevention efforts by launching a national awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid abuse. He has set the ambitious goal of reducing opioid prescriptions in America by one-third in three years. And he is a strong supporter of our law enforcement efforts. That’s why this Department is taking aggressive steps to prosecute those who would profit off of addiction with a particular focus on fentanyl. Evidence of this focus is that we have tripled fentanyl prosecutions from 2016 to 2017. In October, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein announced the first-ever indictments of Chinese nationals for fentanyl trafficking in the United States. One of those cases began with the tragic overdose death of a teenager in Grand Forks, North Dakota in January 2015. This office opened an investigation and traced the source of the fentanyl all the way back to China. Today, with Chris, I am announcing the unsealing of two indictments charging 10 additional defendants—including four Chinese nationals. In total, 32 defendants have been charged as part of this law enforcement operation. According to the indictments, over five years, the conspirators trafficked large and dangerous quantities of fentanyl in the United States and Canada. The defendants allegedly sold fentanyl and fentanyl analogues in 11 states from coast to coast—from Oregon to Ohio to Florida. This was an elaborate and sophisticated conspiracy. They used the internet, about 30 different aliases, cryptocurrency, off-shore accounts, encrypted communications, and they allegedly laundered funds internationally through third parties. They and their co-conspirators allegedly shipped fentanyl and fentanyl analogues from China through the mail—and it killed people in North Carolina, New Jersey, Oregon, and Grand Forks. All five of the Chinese nationals indicted in this case are fugitives. Three of their co-conspirators have been arrested in three different states. I want to thank everyone here who helped make these indictments possible: Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Kerin, Trial Attorneys Adrienne Rose and Leonard LeVine, DEA Special Agent Michael Buemi, HSI Special Agents Jeremy Grube and Guy Gino, Steve Gilpin of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and Jacques Theberge of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Dozens more law officers across the United States and Canada have played a role, too. And U.S. Attorney Myers, I know you’ve been in the trenches on this case since day one. Great work. Great Canadian support. Importantly I am also announcing today that Secretary Mnuchin and the Treasury Department has sanctioned Jian Zhang—the alleged leader of the conspiracy—as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Kingpin Act. Treasury also issued sanctions on four other Chinese nationals who allegedly facilitated the sale of fentanyl financially. Treasury has also sanctioned the Chinese biotechnology company owned by Jian Zhang. Now any assets in which they have an interest either in the United States or in the possession of an American must be blocked and reported to the Treasury Department. This is the first time that Treasury has designated an alleged fentanyl trafficker for sanctions. I appreciate that the Chinese government has provided assistance to our law enforcement efforts on this case. We strive for a high level of cooperation. I hope that cooperation will grow in the future. The fact is that we must have more help, and as trading partners, we have a right to expect it. One important way that China can continue to help is by scheduling all fentanyl analogues. President Trump visited China in November and spoke to President Xi about fentanyl. I spoke with the Chinese Minister of Public Security about this last year. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein met with Chinese leaders about fentanyl scheduling in September. In February, China took new steps to restrict fentanyl precursors that had been legal at the time. I believe that is good for the people of China and the people of this country alike. But—as with everything—there is room for improvement, such as the Mutual Lateral Assistance Treaties, or MLAT, process as it relates to bank records. These are vitally important to our investigative efforts. We need greater cooperation on this. And so I look forward to continuing to work with China on this and other important matters. Today’s announcement builds on the historic new efforts we’ve been making over the past year. We are taking drugs off of the streets—and that saves lives. But we have to acknowledge that we still have a lot more work to do. Our mission is difficult—but together, we can break the vicious cycle of drug abuse, addiction, and overdose deaths that have devastated countless American families. We can make a difference. And so I want to close by reiterating my deep appreciation and profound thanks to all the women and men of law enforcement – federal, state, local, and tribal – as well as their families, for sacrificing so much and putting your lives on the line every day so that the rest of us may enjoy the safety and security you provide. The work that you do is essential. I believe it. The Department of Justice believes it. And President Trump believes it. You can be certain about this: we have your back and you have our thanks. Speaker: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Topic(s): Drug Trafficking Opioids

Road Closures: Serum Plant Road closed between Hazelrigg Road and 600 West authority Boone County Highway. SGT Hatfield

603 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018 ...PATCHY FOG THROUGH 9 AM... Sudden reductions in the visibility to a mile or less or possible through 9 AM, especially in low lying areas and near water sources. Drive carefully and be alert to sudden reductions in the visibility. Leave plenty of stopping distance between you and the car in front of you.

Thorntown residents, we are quickly approaching town cleanup. Warnings and explanations have been ongoing since 2013, and previous Marshals have done so as well. That being said, after warnings for years, the Citations are the reasonable next step. If you have piles of trash, yard debris, burn piles,junk vehicles, unlicensed, or non running vehicles, you will be cited into Thorntown court. If you have a question about the ordinances see the Town Clerk or board members.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Major Takedown Dismantles Multi-State Heroin and Fentanyl Network Project Huntington: Operation Saigon Sunset Takes At Least 450 Grams of Fentanyl – Enough to Kill More than 250,000 People -- Off Streets United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today a major takedown of drug traffickers and related drug networks recently indicted by a federal grand jury in Huntington, as well as other narcotics, violent crime and firearm related targets. Joining United States Attorney Stuart in the announcement were Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Chris Evans, Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Nick Boshears, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Stuart Lowrey, Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Dave Abbate, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, Huntington Interim Police Chief Hank Dial, West Virginia State Police Captain Mike LaFauci, West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General James Hoyer, Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney Sean “Corky” Hammers, U.S. Marshal Michael Baylous, Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, Wayne County Sheriff Rick Thompson, Marshall University Police Chief Jim Terry and AHIDTA State Director Kenny Burner. In response to a growing opiate epidemic and violent crime in southern West Virginia, United States Attorney Stuart announced the formation of Project Huntington on March 15th alongside federal, state and local law enforcement partners. Today, in a takedown of federal and state targets, nearly 100 defendants have been targeted for arrest including the execution of Operation Saigon Sunset and related search warrants in Huntington, WV. It is believed that today’s actions will result in the dismantling of the Peterson Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), a major multi-state heroin and fentanyl distribution network. In addition to the dismantling of the Peterson DTO, federal, state and local law enforcement are executing arrests for related violent elements including narcotics and firearms targets. Today’s actions break down as follows: At least 15 individuals involved in the Peterson DTO have been charged in a federal indictment in the Southern District of West Virginia with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl; 15 individuals involved in the Peterson DTO were indicted yesterday in Cabell County Circuit Court on state charges; Additional members of the Peterson DTO will be arrested and charged in Detroit; 13 individuals involved in narcotics and/or firearms that have been charged in federal indictments in the Southern District of West Virginia; and At least 48 individuals are targeted for arrest on various narcotics, violent crime, and firearms related charges at the federal or state level as determined by the circumstances of each matter. As an indication of the scale of the operation, over 200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers took part in today’s take-down effort. The West Virginia National Guard also provided a number of personnel in a support function to the operation. Today’s actions would not have been possible without the seamless collaboration of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The investigation was led by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West, with assistance from the Michigan State Police and the Ohio Highway Patrol. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia and the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as the Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, worked together hand-in-hand to remove these dangerous drug traffickers from the streets of Huntington and Detroit. In conjunction with the arrest and search warrants executed in Huntington today, it is anticipated federal authorities in Detroit will soon be executing additional arrest warrants and search warrants. Additional charges will be brought against individuals in the Eastern District of Michigan. “Our great country has never seen drug deaths like we’re seeing today,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “Under President Trump’s strong leadership, the Department of Justice has taken historic new actions to put drug traffickers in jail and keep dangerous drugs out of the wrong hands. I want to thank all of our partners at DEA, FBI, ATF, the Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, as well as our fabulous partners at the state and local levels for their hard work. Today’s charges against at least 90 defendants will help make the people of West Virginia and Michigan safer from the threat of dangerous drugs—and they bring us one step closer to ending the opioid epidemic.” “Today’s actions have removed from our streets enough fentanyl to kill more than 250,000 people and massive amounts of other drugs that would have wreaked havoc and misery on our good citizens. Today is a turning point for the City of Huntington and in the war against the opiate nightmare,” said US Attorney Stuart. “Best yet, today’s actions have resulted in the destruction of a supply network, the supplier of suppliers of illicit drugs. The peddlers of poisons like heroin and fentanyl are in the crosshairs of this Administration and law enforcement. We still have work to do but the days of havoc, chaos and misery caused by the peddlers of illicit poisons are soon to be over.” “Today, on tax day, the citizens of Huntington and the surrounding area got their money’s worth, said Huntington Mayor Steve Williams. “Thanks to the coordination of our federal, state and local law enforcement agencies our city is safer. I thank United States Attorney Mike Stuart and Major General Jim Hoyer of the West Virginia National Guard for their steadfast support. The men and women of every law enforcement agency are owed a monumental debt of gratitude for placing their lives in harm’s way to make our families safe.” The investigation revealed that the Peterson DTO had been operating in Huntington for nearly 15 years, trafficking large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine from Detroit to be sold in Huntington in street-level gram quantities. In August 2017, investigators with the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West (“VCDTFW”) executed a search warrant at Manget Peterson’s residence and an associated hotel room, where Manget Peterson’s workers were distributing heroin. These searches resulted in the seizure of two handguns, over seventy half gram baggies of heroin ready for distribution, and other evidence of drug trafficking. Manget Peterson’s brother, Willie Peterson, was identified as the leader and drug supplier of the organization. Multiple sources advised that the Peterson DTO distributed kilogram quantities of heroin in Huntington, West Virginia, on nearly a weekly basis, using a network of re-distributors. Law enforcement learned that the DEA in Detroit had opened an investigation into Willie Peterson, after a search of his residence in July 2017 resulted in the seizure of over 360 grams of fentanyl. The DEA’s investigations in West Virginia and in Detroit have resulted in investigators seizing additional drug loads and to the identification of two of Willie Peterson’s drug suppliers in Detroit, Michigan. As of April 3, 2018, law enforcement has seized approximately 760 grams of suspected heroin, 450 grams of suspected fentanyl, and 167 grams of suspected cocaine. The fentanyl seized prior to today’s actions could have resulted in the death of more than 250,000 people. This morning, Manget Peterson was apprehended in Huntington and his brother, Willie Peterson, was apprehended in Detroit. Malcolm Simmons was also arrested in Detroit this morning. According to Chris Evans, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Louisville Division Office, “Today’s round-up sends a clear message to the people of Huntington and all of West Virginia: drug traffickers who come here to destroy our communities will be aggressively pursued by DEA, in conjunction with West Virginia’s federal, state and local law enforcement components.” “ATF is committed to working with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners and the United States Attorney’s Office to reduce violent crime in Huntington,” said Stuart Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in West Virginia and Kentucky. “Together we will identify and investigate armed violent offenders and their illicit sources of guns. Traffickers and triggerpullers – beware.” “We are building a collaborative approach here in Huntington,” said Interim Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial. “Day in and day out we go after criminals who are bringing these drugs into our community and work to get people into much needed treatment. We greatly appreciate our state and federal partnering agencies bringing their powerful resources to our community. There is one thing the good people of Huntington and the bad people in Huntington have in common, they both deserve today.” ​ In the Southern District of West Virginia, 15 individuals have been charged in a federal indictment with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl. The investigation is ongoing and could result in additional federal and state charges in the future. Please Note: An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The writer forgot to mention Thorntown Towing&Recovery on this as a sponsor, but without their outstanding support this would be much more difficult. Notice the Hazardous Waste is SATURDAY APRIL 28th 9am-2pm. Hazardous item will not be allowed May 5th.

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The Thorntown Police Dept is hosting the Circus this year as a fund raiser, the promotion company may call on your business to purchase tickets to give out to your customers or directly to the schools. If any questions please contact us at (765) 436-7677 or (765) 482-1412. Russ Voils