Nuisance Tips Lead to Arrest at Huntington Apartment, Building Condemned

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Tips about nuisance activity at a home in Huntington led to an arrest and the apartment being condemned.

Huntington Police Special Emphasis Unit went to an apartment in the 300 block of 6th Avenue Thursday afternoon.

They say they went two apartments and received consent to search both apartments in relation to drug activity.

In one of the apartments, police say they recovered three grams of heroin, scales and materials consistent with packaging and delivery of drugs. Christopher Blair, 29, of Huntington, was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent.

Officers say in another apartment, they recovered one gram of heroin, packaging consistent with the sale of drugs, an AR-15 assault rife, and a small caliber handgun. The tenant and three people from Michigan were detained from that apartment, but were later released.

While they were on scene, police say they had to put up crime tape around the home to keep "drug fiends" from coming in while they work.

HPD Code Enforcement Officers were contacted due to deplorable and dangerous conditions of the entire building. Code Enforcement performed an inspection and deemed the residence unsafe to occupy.

Captain Rocky Johnson says, "This residence was the epitome of a nuisance residence. The repeated tip line calls, heavy foot traffic, information obtained from the prostitution sting on Tuesday night and unsanitary living conditions led to the enforcement action that was taken today."


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