CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Wyoming County is getting help from the federal government to reduce drug abuse and drug trafficking.
Office of National Drug Control Policy director Gil Kerlikowske announced the county's designation as a high intensity drug trafficking area Thursday.
The designation increases Wyoming County's access to federal resources and information-sharing among federal, state and local law enforcement.
Wyoming County is the 16th county in West Virginia to receive the designation.Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., said drug abuse and drug trafficking, along with accompanying crimes, require a coordinated response across all levels of government.