UPDATE | Names of men arrested on drug charges near Marshall campus released

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 8/15/19 @ 2:15 PM

Marshall University Police teamed up with Huntington Police Thursday to make sure student housing near the university was clear of drugs before the start of the school year. (Source: WSAZ)

According to a press release by the Huntington Police Department, four men were arrested on drug charges after the two raids near the Marshall University campus Thursday morning.

Eric C. Walker, of Detroit, was charged with two counts of possession of drugs with intent to deliver after the first raid on the 1800 block of 7th Avenue.

Three men, Davonta Floyd, Cedric Wilkins and Mark A. Williams, all also from Detroit, were all arrested on charges of maintaining a house for drug sales after the second raid on the 1500 block of 6th Avenue.

The landlord of both properties, Mike Ankrom, will be issued nuisance property letters for both residences. The residence on the 1800 block of 7th Avenue was issued a "Do Not Occupy" order.

“These warrants were served prior to the start of the fall semester at Marshall University to make Huntington and the Marshall campus safe for returning students, faculty and staff,” Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial said in the release. “The Huntington Police Department works daily with the Marshall University Police Department to ensure the safety of citizens on and around campus. Rapid, thorough drug investigations followed by aggressive prosecution are key elements to providing this safe environment.”

ORIGINAL STORY 8/15/19

Marshall University Police teamed up with Huntington Police Thursday to make sure housing near the university was clear of drugs before the start of the school year.

The officers carried out the first raid Thursday morning in the 1800 block of 7th Avenue where they found heroin and marijuana. Police arrested one person on drug charges at that location.

There was a second bust in the 1500 block of 6th Avenue. Police detained two men there, but it's unclear if any drugs were found and if the men are facing charges.

Names have not been released yet.

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