Huntington Police Nets Large Fentanyl Bust

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - An Akron, Ohio, man is under arrest on felony drug charges after a large amount of fentanyl was seized following the search of a residence in Huntington.

According to Huntington Police, Martel Trayvell Easton, 19, is charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of battery on a police officer.

According to the releaser, officers with the Huntington Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau and FBI Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence on the 1200 block of 10th Avenue based on complaints about suspicious activity that investigators had received directly from residents and information that had been left on the Police Department’s anonymous tip line.

As officers entered the front of the residence, they observed two men exit through the back door.

Easton confronted one of the officers and attempted to flee on foot while discarding evidence.

After a brief struggle with an officer, Easton was taken into custody. The other suspect remains at large, although additional arrests are expected.

At the residence, detectives recovered methamphetamine, Oxycontin pills, heroin, marijuana, three guns, approximately $11,000 in cash and 430 grams of pink fentanyl (the equivalent of 4,300 doses), which has a street value of $86,000.

Some of the fentanyl had been packaged for sale in one-tenth of one gram bundles.

The property owner will be served a nuisance letter for the criminal activity and will have 10 days to respond.

Easton is in Western Regional Jail on $810,000 cash only bond.


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