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Five-month drug investigation ends in three arrests

Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Adam Chapa Tuesday night. (MGN)
Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Adam Chapa Tuesday night. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Feb. 20, 2020 at 1:04 PM EST
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Three people are now behind bars on drugs charges following the execution of a search warrant.

According to the Huntington Police Department, this was the conclusion of a five-month investigation by the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force.

Officers say the arrests were made after they found several people in a bedroom of a home at 1309 Rear Monroe Avenue with a half-ounce of cocaine and digital scales.

Approximately 24 grams of suspected fentanyl was also seized from the home.

The following people were arrested:

    Derrick Elonta Johnson, aka "Rick," 32, of Detroit. Johnson was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
  • Machiesty Ann Prince, aka "Cheesy," 39, of Salt Rock, West Virginia. Prince was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance (cocaine).
  • Paulette Clark, 46, of Huntington, was arrested on two misdemeanor city warrants.

Police say the landlord was notified and more arrests are pending in the investigation.

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