Drug Task Force Receives Huge Profit After Sale of Property Seized During Investigation

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 The Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force has received more than $480,000 from the sale of properties seized during a drug investigation.

The 10 properties included a former church and an uninhabitable home in Clarksburg.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury conducted the auction last week in Bridgeport in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service. IRS special agent Mary Lou Prillaman told The Associated Pressthat the sale’s proceeds totaled $484,000.

The properties were seized during an investigation of the Hot Stuff and Cool Things stores in Buckhannon and Clarksburg. Authorities have said the stores were major distributors of hallucinogenic bath salts in north-central West Virginia.

Authorities raided and closed the stores in 2012.
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