A West Virginia resident is facing criminal charges after police executed a search warrant on an apartment on 6th Avenue in Huntington. The specific drug charges he is facing include felony delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.
The investigation that ultimately led to the man’s arrest were part of a special operation that has been launched by authorities to eradicate drug trafficking in the Huntington region. Its goal is also to stop other crimes that are related to the drug trade from occurring in the area. Additionally, the search was part of an effort by authorities to help identify crimes and crack down on the ones that occur between 1st Street and 8th Street on 6th Avenue.
The warrant was executed by certain members of the Huntington Violent Crime Federal Task Force and the Special Emphasis Unit of the Huntington Police Department. Authorities report that they found the apartment to be in possession of large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine. The man who was arrested is currently in jail on a $15,000 bond.
Drug charges can range in seriousness from possession of a small amount of marijuana or possession of drug paraphernalia to a more serious offense, such as drug trafficking or the intent to distribute. If an individual is found to be in possession of a large amount of drugs, he or she may be charged with drug distribution charges. Because individuals who are confronted with drug charges may face serious consequences, they may seek the advice of legal counsel in order to help protect their legal interests. By taking this step, some options may open up to the defendant, such as entering a drug diversion program or receiving reduced charges in exchange for cooperating with authorities.
Source: WOWKTV.com, “Man arrested on drug charges in Huntington, WV”, Jeffrey Spradlin, August 23, 2014