Preston County Commission presented with opioid settlement check
2 Jan 2024
The Preston County Commission held its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday where it was presented a check of nearly $600,000 as a part of the statewide opioid settlement.
Last year, the state of West Virginia was awarded $1 billion from pharmacies—including Walgreens, Walmart and CVS—in a lawsuit that alleged the companies contributed to the oversupply of opioids. Hunter Mullens of Mullens and Mullens, PLLC presented the Preston County Commission with the check.
Around $300 million of the $1 billion award will be going to local city and county governments throughout West Virginia. Preston County will be holding an open discussion on Jan. 10 on how to best spend the settlement money.