West Virginia trucking company caught up in federal drug probe

By Land Line staff | 8/13/2014

A West Virginia trucking company is at the center of a narcotics probe, according to a search warrant filed in U.S. District Court.

Cisco Trucking, and its owner, Kenneth R. Cisco, 50, of Huntington, W.Va., are at the subject of the warrant, which alleges that both have been at the center of a narcotics distribution ring for more than a year, according to a report in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch.

Reports state that Cisco and five tractor-trailers were taken into law enforcement custody on Monday night. Jail records indicated Cisco was booked on a misdemeanor bench warrant.

In January 2013, members of the DEA Task Force and the police department began a drug investigation involving Cisco, according to the search warrant affidavit.

The investigation alleges that Cisco and other unnamed accomplices were distributing prescription pills and heroin from the business in exchange for property including tires, oil and antifreeze to maintain the business’s fleet of trucks.

No additional charges had been filed against Cisco as of Wednesday, according to a search of the federal U.S. Court’s PACER database. A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in West Virginia did not return messages seeking comment.

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