McDowell County man part of federal indictment regarding distribution of opioids


CINCINNATI, Oh. — Federal charges have been filed against more than a dozen people in seven states, including a West Virginia man, for the alleged distribution of opioids.

Frederick De Mesa, 48, of War, was indicted Tuesday for unlawfully distributing controlled substances and for allegedly using a DEA registration of a relative to issue prescriptions for opioids.

Mesa, who is not a medical professional, is accused of issuing prescriptions for Tramadol, according to the indictment.