Neighborhood Complaints Lead to Drug Raid and Arrests

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Complaints of drugs activity in one Huntington neighborhood leads to a police raid and four arrests at one home Thursday night.

Members of the Huntington Police Department Special Investigations Division, K-9 Unit, and Huntington Violent Crime/Drug Task Force executed the search warrant at 831 11th Avenue.

During a search of the house, investigators say they located heroin and Oxycodone. They also found drug paraphernalia, including several needles.

Four children in the house during the raid were taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

The four people arrested included Keith Wood, 28, who lived in the house. Wood is charged with maintaining a dwelling for drug activity and child neglect with risk of injury.

Lindsey Thacker, 28, who also lived at the 11th address, was charged with child abuse and possession with intent to deliver.

According to the criminal complaints, one of the children in the house, a 16-month-old, was found in a locked upstairs bedroom, To get into the bedroom, police say they had to cut a rope that was keeping the door closed. They said the bedroom was hot with little or no ventilation or air conditioning.

Richard Cornwell, 25, of Kenova, was charged with 2 counts of delivery of Controlled Substance (Heroin and Oxycodone).

Thomas Day Jr., 37, who also lived at the 11th address, was arrested on a failure to appear warrant out of Boyd County, Ky.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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