BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- A federal prosecutor says two more Mercer County residents have been sentenced as a result of a crackdown on the illegal distribution of prescription drugs in southern West Virginia.U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says the Bluefield Pill Initiative has now taken 12 pill dealers off the streets. They've received sentences ranging from three years of probation to four years, three months in prison.
Goodwin announced the Bluefield Pill Initiative in June 2011. The initiative, run by a task force of state and local law enforcement agencies, targets prescription drug trafficking in Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming counties.