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Task Forces

To enforce federal law, the U.S. Attorney's Office works closely with the West Virginia State Police, local police departments, county sheriff’s offices, and drug task forces consisting of representatives of federal, state, and local law enforcement. These task forces are specifically intended to target a particular criminal activity, often in a particular geographical location. Below is a list of some key task forces that partner with the United States Attorney's Office. These task forces contribute greatly to the successful prosecution of federal crimes in the Southern District of West Virginia.

Appalachia HIDTA

(Boone, Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Wayne, Cabell, Ohio and Putnam counties)

Central West Virginia Task Force

(Nicholas, Clay, Webster and Pocahontas counties)

Huntington Violent Crime & Drug Task Force

(Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties)

Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT)

(Kanawha and Putnam counties)

Parkersburg Drug & Violent Crime Task Force

(Wood, Pleasants, Wirt, Ritchie and Jackson counties)

Southern Regional Drug & Violent Crime Task Force

(Mercer, McDowell & Wyoming counties)

U.S. Route 119 Drug Task Force

(Boone, Logan, Lincoln, and Mingo counties)

Greenbrier County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force


West Virginia State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI)



Updated April 4, 2023