(08/22/2013)
FBI agents and WV State troopers descended on the Division of Highways Equipment Division complex in Buckhannon Tuesday afternoon with a federal search warrant.

The warrant was for records and documents, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Authorities declined to elaborate on what records or why they processed the search warrant.

But the Charleston Gazette is reporting Thursday the investigation is related to a parts contract.

See   Feds Examine DOH Contract With Ohio Firm  By Eric Eyre for the Charleston Gazette

News media said a white box truck was seen leaving the complex with law enforcement vehicles.

West Virginia Division of Highways Spokesman Brent Walker said the D.O.H. is aware of the investigation, but "We don't know what they are looking for at this point."

A representative with the U.S. Attorney's Office said that no arrests were made.

According to the W.Va. Department of Transportation's website, the Equipment Division handles equipment maintenance for the Division of Highways and other state agencies.

The division also takes care of fuel purchases for all state agencies, the website said. The complex is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and Brushy Fork Road in Upshur County.


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