(07/23/2009)
Calhoun County has had little problem with meth making and distribution, at least if you believe court records.

Not so in Jackson County, where more than 50 people, including a local attorney, have been indicted this week on more than 1,000 charges related to the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.

Calhoun court records indicate at least three cases have been put forth by Calhoun law enforcement related to the manufacture and sale of methamphetamine in the past 10 years.

Records do indicate some Calhoun residents have been involved in meth-making or selling, but their arrests happened in Wood, Roane and Braxton Counties.

A search of court records in regional counties, Roane, Braxton, Clay, Ritchie, Wirt and Gilmer indicates hundreds of investigations and prosecutions related to meth.

In several high-profile Calhoun drug cases, the West Virginia State Police in Grantsville lost the confiscated evidence, resulting in the cases being dropped.

Jackson attorney, Jessica Sullivan, who practices family law and criminal defense, was among those indicted this week.

She was picked up for possession and manufacturing meth and conspiracy charges, according to the Jackson's Sheriff's Department.

Jackson County deputies had been running the meth investigation for more than six months.


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