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  •  I'm originally from that area (6+ / 0-)

    and all of my dad's family live in Mingo County.  Eugene Crum was one of my dad's best friends.  He ran for sheriff on a promise to clean up the drugs, which are really tearing what's left of those communities apart.

    And clean up he did.  Over 100 indictments for drug dealers since he took office in January!  He had apparently been receiving death threats since he took office.  My step-sister's husband spent the morning with him, and before he left, Eugene asked him if he had heard that some people had put a hit on him.  He showed my step-sister's husband a list of 60 names and said this was why they were after him - it was a list of 60 sealed indictments for 60 more local drug dealers that were coming over the next few days.

    No one yet knows if the person who shot him was involved in one of those indictments, but it's pretty much a certainty that the killing had to do with drugs.

    •  Amazing inside info, thank you~! (2+ / 0-)
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      marykk, WakeUpNeo

      Please keep us posted.

      My step-sister's husband spent the morning with him, and before he left, Eugene asked him if he had heard that some people had put a hit on him.  

      He showed my step-sister's husband a list of 60 names and said this was why they were after him - it was a list of 60 sealed indictments for 60 more local drug dealers that were coming over the next few days.

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