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Fourth Person Arrested in Detroit to Huntington Heroin Ring

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

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fourth person involved in what investigators say was a Detroit to Huntington heroin ring has been arrested.

West Virginia State Police and Huntington's Special Emphasis Unit got a call from U.S. Marshals in Michigan and made the drive to pick up Jakaiser Jackson.

Jackson, 21, also known as “Jigga” is charged with conspiracy to sell heroin. He was arraigned in Cabell County Magistrate Court on his return Wednesday evening.

According to the criminal complaint, Jackson was a partner Christopher Lamar Shawn Harris, 27, of Detroit, to sell large amounts of Heroin in the Huntington area.

Harris and two other people were arrested at a motel at the 29th Street exit of I-64 on April 2.

Investigators say they searched Harris' room at the motel after watching another man make two drug transactions at a fast food restaurant near the motel.

Inside the motel room, investigators say they found 192 grams of heroin in the safe, $3000 in cash, scales and multiple phones. They also found items used for packaging of narcotics, such as baggies, tools such as a metal mallet used for crushing heroin, mesh strainer and a plate.

Harris was charged with possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy to deliver.

Charles "Chuckie" Boling, 28, of Huntington, who is described by police as Harris' drug mule, was also arrested.

According to the criminal complaint, Boling admitted that Harris was in control of the heroin and that he had been selling drugs for Harris for about two months.

Airus Dobson, 19, who is Harris' girlfriend, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy.

Dobson admitted that she was aware of Harris selling heroin from the motel and that he had been distributing to several surrounding counties, including Kanawha County.

Investigators said it was only a matter of time before Jackson was found and arrested.

"On the law enforcement side of it, we like to think that we're setting a message to people from Detroit who are coming down here to set up shop, you know Cabell County is through with it," West Virginia State Police Trooper Will Hash said.

Jackson's bond was set at $150,000 cash only.


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