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Details Emerge in West Virginia Trucking Company DEA Raid


On Monday night,  DEA agents  and Huntington Police raided a Huntington, West Virginia trucking business.

The raid occurred at the Cisco Trucking facility in the 1200 block of 7th Avenue.

According to WSAZ, investigators were at the terminal for several hours.  Five of the company’s trucks were taken to the city’s impound lot.

On Thursday, authorities released information about the raid.

Cisco Trucking owner, Kenneth Ray Cisco, 50, has been arrested and booked in the Western Regional Jail for allegedly selling drugs out of his business.

“Jail records indicated Cisco was booked on a misdemeanor bench warrant, but the search warrant filed in U.S. District Court Tuesday morning alleges Cisco has been distributing prescription pills and heroin in exchange for auto parts from his business for more than a year,” the Huntington Herald-Distpach reported.

The DEA Task Force began investigating Cisco Trucking in January 2013.  Three times, between February and March, undercover investigators traded anti-freeze, oil and tires for oxycodone.

The Huntington Herald-Distpach reports that on Monday, Cisco admitted to investigators that he had supplied the undercover officers with the prescription narcotics.

 Cisco allegedly admitted to selling narcotics for “several years.”

In addition, Cisco alleges that his employees were paid in drugs and paychecks. “When his drivers became sick from their opiate addiction, he would supply them with pills so they could work, the investigator said in the search warrant,” the Huntington Herald-Distpach reported.

To read more about this, follow this link to the Huntington Herald-Distpach. 



Huntington Herald-Dispatch


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