Randolph County Sheriff’s Office

Robert R. Elbon, Jr., Sheriff

Mountain Region Drug Task Force

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office

A Collaborative Effort with Public Safety in Mind

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is a participating agency proudly partnering with the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. Alongside other West Virginia sheriff’s offices, the West Virginia State Police, the U. S. Forest Service, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration, county prosecuting attorneys, and the United States Attorney’s Office, we are dedicated to working to prevent illegal drug activity in West Virginia and nationwide. Through our shared efforts, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office hopes to promote public safety for individuals and families throughout West Virginia.

What We Do

A Collaborative Effort with Public Safety in Mind

The collaborative efforts of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and our law enforcement partners include effectively mounting undercover operations to help gather evidence, identifying and disrupting the efforts of drug trafficking organizations, investigating the illegal manufacturing, possession, transportation, and distribution of illicit drugs, and holding all violators accountable in a court of law. We work together with fellow task force members to share intelligence. We also seek to stay abreast of ongoing changes and trends within the narcotics drug culture. Mountain Region Drug Task Force’s multi-agency cooperative investigations and partnerships are continuously improving our ability to combat drug-related crimes and seize illicitly acquired assets of those individuals and organizations involved in trafficking these illegal substances. We handle the law enforcement aspect – but we also need the support of our entire community. Read on to learn what you can do to help.

What You Can Do

Educate Yourself, Get Involved & Take Action

The success of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Region Drug Task Force’s efforts over the long-term will require the education, involvement, care, and action of our entire community. If you witness an issue of concern, let us know. Learn what you can do to help those affected by addiction, who are ready to seek help, and get effective support. Knowledge is power. Learn more about how you can work with us to help free our fellow community members from the chains of addiction by visiting the resources provided below:

The Battle Continues

Despite the dangers of illegal drugs being well known, West Virginia has continued to be impacted by the targeted dispensing and distribution of extremely addictive and dangerous legal prescription medications and illicit street drugs. In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Justice Department enacted significant administrative actions, as well as civil and criminal penalties that resulted in a 37.2% decrease in opioid prescriptions dispensed from 2016 to 2020. Despite this decline, the current annual rate of drug overdose deaths is among the highest ever recorded, and West Virginia has been ranked #1 for opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States. We continue our efforts in the war against drugs with one primary goal in mind – saving lives. Can we count on you?