Seven Arrests Made in Huntington Drug Bust

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Detectives arrested seven people during a drug sweep Friday.

The Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force used search warrants at the Coach's Inn Motel and a couple of houses on West 10th and 9th streets.

Detectives say most of the suspects are from Detroit.

They're accused of distributing heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana, Sgt. Darryll Booth says.

Booth says Friday’s roundup was one phase of an ongoing investigation, and the bust has led them to more evidence that should lead to more arrests.

"This should have a pretty effective footprint for the area these people were operating in," Booth said.

The suspects arrested are Augustus Herbert, Donald Enix, Ricky Kennie, Nicola Crawford, Garland Harless, Quinton Kennie and Matthew Dean.

Crawford’s bail was set at $200,000. She was charged with possession and two counts of intent to deliver.

Garland Harless was charged with possession with intent to deliver, as well as possession of an imitation controlled substance with intent to deliver. According to the criminal complaint, Harless was observed by officers at the Coach’s Inn and was found to be in possession of a small baggie containing a tan substance that was believed to be heroin.

Harless also had an imitation substance that was packaged to look like crack cocaine, which is a practice consistent with drug dealing, the complaint says.

Augustus Herbert’s criminal complaint says he barricaded the door of his room at the Coach's Inn with a chair to keep detectives from getting in, Friday.

Detectives forced the door open and saw Herbert in the bathroom flushing what they believed were illegal drugs down the toilet, according to the complaint. Herbert was charged with obstructing and was given a $25,000 bond.

Ricky Kennie, Quinton Kennie, and Matthew Dean were each charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Donald Enix was charged with delivery of a controlled substance.

The seven suspects are being held at the Western Regional Jail.

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