Drug addiction can become all-consuming. Under the influence of drugs, people have been known to commit heinous acts. Additionally, when addicts experience cravings for their drug of choice, they may resort to almost anything to procure the substance. One West Virginia couple will need a strong criminal defense in the face of felony charges following a violent attack allegedly committed to obtain money for drugs.
There is no question that West Virginia is among those states facing the most serious epidemics of heroin and opioid abuse. Nationwide, over 30,000 people died in opioid-related incidents last year, and West Virginia seems to have had more than its share. At least one man may be facing years in prison for drug charges after a rash of overdoses last summer.