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Two Arrested by Huntington Police Following Drug Search
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 23:01 Updated 15 weeks ago From Press Release
Detectives began an investigation concerning drug activity after receiving 18 calls on the HPD Drug/Crime Tipline. They performed surveillance on the residence and were able to gather specific intelligence that established probable cause for a search warrant.
The HPD SWAT Team was used to gain entry into the residence. A K-9 was also deployed at the scene to aid in the search for drugs.
During the search Detectives recovered approximately one ounce of crack cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, two sets of scales for weighing drugs and approximately $600 in U.S. currency.
Arrested were James Monroe Washington, 42, 1332 ½ 10th Avenue, who was charged with Felony Delivery of Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent and arrested on a Felony indictment through Circuit Court, and Amanda P. Gordon, 24, 1332 ½ 10th Avenue, who was charged with Felony Possession with Intent and arrested on a Misdemeanor warrant for Destruction of Property.
Seven other people were detained at the scene but released.
A nuisance letter will be mailed to the property owner to inform them of the illegal activity and to ensure compliance with the City Ordinance for Nuisance Property.
Due to the unsanitary living conditions, a complaint was forwarded to the Huntington Code Enforcement office for follow-up investigation and a compliance check.
The Huntington Police Department encourages anyone with information regarding drug or crime activity to contact the Drug/Crime Tipline at 304-696-4444.