Tips from Highlawn residents net three arrests

Updated 15 weeks ago by Brian Chambers, Director of Communications City of Huntington
Tips from Highlawn residents net three arrests
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HUNTINGTON – Numerous tips from residents about reported drug activity at a residence in Huntington’s Highlawn neighborhood led to the arrests of three people Thursday.

Detectives with the Huntington Police Department Special Emphasis Unit and Huntington Violent Crime Federal Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 429 Miller St. on Thursday after several calls were made to the Police Department’s tip line about possible drug dealing.

Asia Janae Russell, 21, who lives at the residence, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Also arrested at the residence were Bryant Lamont Holloway, 35, and Kenneth Alexander, 28. Both men are from Detroit. Police charged Holloway with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and forgery of vehicle registration, while Alexander was arrested on an outstanding felony capias warrant.

During a search of the residence, detectives recovered pills, cash, scales and drug paraphernalia. The landlord will be issued a nuisance property notification for corrective action.

Detectives involved in the investigation called it a perfect example of how a neighborhood watch program is supposed to work.

 

“Residents saw what they thought was drug activity and presented that information to the police officer who attends the Highlawn Neighborhood Association meetings,” HPD Capt. Rocky Johnson said. “They also made calls to our anonymous tip line and provided information that Special Emphasis Unit detectives were able to corroborate.”

 

Residents who see suspicious activity in their neighborhood are encouraged to call the anonymous tip line at 304-696-4444.

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