Drug bust under way in south Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG – Numerous law enforcement agencies are at a south Parkersburg residence where a big drug bust is underway, authorities said.

Officers from the West Virginia State Police, the Parkersburg Police Department, the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, the Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force and S.W.A.T. groups from the police and sheriff’s department served a West Virginia State Police warrant at 1213 Camden Ave. this morning.

One person, Brian K. Riel, has been arrested, Sgt. Greg Collins, spokesman for the Parkersburg Police Department, said.

Collins said the warrant and arrest is part of an on-going investigation into bath salts distribution in the area.

“It’s a big deal,” he said.

Read the complete story in Wednesday’s News and Sentinel.