UPDATE 7/17/12 @ 10:35 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to maintaining a residence for the distribution of crack cocaine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office.
Arteria M. Evans, 32, of Huntington, admitted that between December 2008 and August 6, 2009, she permitted several known people to store and sell crack cocaine from her Huntington residence.
Evans further admitted that at the time, she also stored and distributed crack cocaine at her residence.
On December 5 and December 17, 2008 and on January 28, 2009 and August 6, 2009, agents with the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force made controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Evans at her residence totaling approximately 2.65 grams.
Evans faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when she is sentenced Oct. 15, 2012 by U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers.
The Huntington Violent Crimes Task Force obtained search warrants. Deangelo Lamont Pell of Detroit was charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, OxyContin and Ecstasy, as well as with having a loaded gun. Arteria Evans of Huntington was charged with working a tandem operation.
Police said the houses were immediately boarded up by the city, and local residents helped police with the case. Police said more arrests are likely in the ongoing investigation.