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MEDIA ADVISORY: Acting US Attorney and IRS announce criminal forfeiture awards to law enforcement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Special Agent in Charge Thomas Jankowski will present several local law enforcement agencies with over $1 million in forfeited assets from an investigation of a Barboursville pharmacy owner. The presentation of the forfeiture awards will take place at a press conference in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston at 10:00 A.M.

The agencies receiving a share of the forfeiture for their role in the investigation are the Charleston Police Department, the Huntington Police Department, and the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Their successful investigation helped stop the illegal pain pill distribution at A+ Care Pharmacy in Barboursville and resulted in federal prison time for the pharmacy owner, as well as the forfeiture of significant cash derived from the criminal activity.

Forfeiture proceeds are shared with law enforcement agencies as a result of their direct participation in investigations resulting in forfeiture. This event will recognize the work of these local law enforcement agencies that keeps drugs out of our communities and puts the forfeited assets to good use.

WHO:  Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto
Assistant United States Attorney Monica Coleman
IRS Special Agent in Charge Thomas Jankowski
Supervisory Special Agent Jason Gandee

WHAT:  Press conference to announce significant forfeiture awards to local law enforcement agencies 

WHERE:  U.S. Attorney's Office – large conference room
Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse 
300 Virginia Street, East, Room 4000
Charleston, WV  25301

WHEN:    Wednesday, February 3, 2015, at 10 A.M.

Updated February 2, 2016

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