GAS STATION DEMOLITION Gas Station That Was Hub Of Criminal Activity Torn Down In Huntington
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Dave Benton
Reported: Dec. 5, 2012 2:31 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 6, 2012 8:49 AM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
A convenience store in Huntington that was a hub of criminal activity was torn down Wednesday afternoon.
The All-In-One store was at the center of a food stamp fraud investigation, drug activity and prostitution. The store is located in Huntington's Fairfield neighborhood at 1954 Ninth Ave.
Cynthia Gibson, Stephanie Pauley and Abe Eloirzazi pleaded guilty to a food stamp fraud scheme that involved the store.
An event took place before the demolition with city officials and the community. It is a part of an effort by the state and local government to revitalize the area.
Community members were glad to see the structure disappear. "It's a wonderful day. A blessed day. I'm so happy I don't know what to do. It's been a lot of hard work, but it's paying off -- a little bit at a time," Sonia Roberson of Huntington said.
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