Huntington Police Special Investigations Make Four Heroin Related Arrests

Updated 3 years ago by Brian Chambers, Director of Communications City of Huntington
Huntington Police Special Investigations Make Four Heroin Related Arrests

HUNTINGTON – Four people were arrested Thursday as the result of two separate operations conducted by the Huntington Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau.

Steven D. Burkett, 26, of Pontiac, Mich., and Brianna P. Steelman, 20, of Huntington, were arrested Thursday morning when the Special Emphasis Unit executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of 7th Avenue. Burkett was charged with three counts of delivery of heroin and Steelman was charged with possession of marijuana and maintaining a drug house. The charges against Burkett will be enhanced because the transactions were within 1,000 feet of a school, in this case the Marshall University campus.

Thursday evening, officers with the Huntington Violent Crime Federal Drug Task Force and uniformed officers attempted to stop a vehicle in connection with an ongoing drug investigation. The vehicle fled from officers and was eventually stopped near Norway Avenue and Pouge Street.

After the subjects fled the car on foot, responding officers apprehended them. Marquis T. Evans, 24, of Detroit, was arrested and charged with fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing, obstructing officers, destruction of property and improper registration. Marshal F. Thomas, Jr., 21, of Detroit, was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin.

A search warrant was later executed in the 100 Block of Olive Street by the SWAT Team in connection with this incident. An AR-15 assault rifle along with cash and marijuana was recovered.

Two other individuals from Detroit were detained but were not charged.

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