Belle retains legal counsel for litigation

BELLE, W.Va. — The town of Belle has retained legal counsel to file litigation related to the opioid crisis.

Charleston attorney Rusty Webb will represent the town, according to a statement issued Thursday.

“The town of Belle continues to deal with the drugs in our communities and pleased to have Rusty Webb represent our town to rid these drugs from our town,” Mayor David Fletcher said. “There needs to be further remedies to facilitate not only the companies who distribute these drugs but to the user and we hope the court system will deal with many of these users in the future. We have more people die from drug usage than from guns around our area and it needs some legislation.”

Webb is representing other municipalities in similar cases, including Charleston, Dunbar, St. Albans and South Charleston.