EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Say Four People Arrested During Large Drug Bust In Huntington
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Reported: Jan. 18, 2014 6:17 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 18, 2014 11:38 PM EST
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Fallon Pierson) -- For a year now, Huntington police and West Virginia state troopers have been working a major undercover drug sting.
On Saturday, their hard work paid off, with four suspects arrested.
"We recovered heroin, marijuana, and two stolen guns,” Sgt. Losh of West Virginia State Police said. “One of the stolen guns was from a retired police officer that worked in the county."
Two busts went down on Saturday - one on Sixth Avenue and the other on Division Street.
Police said they seized about $53,000 in cash, drugs, and weapons.
Police said Emanuel "40" Harris was the target of their investigation, and they believe he's been bringing loads of drugs from Detroit into the Mountain State--for more than 20 years.
When they went to arrest Harris, police said he he barricaded the doors and tried to flush drugs down the drain.
Harris is also wanted by the FBI, but even in handcuffs, he did not seem sorry for his actions.
The three other suspects arrested, Deandre "Jay Jay" Harris, Tomikia Johnson and Marquis Lewis, did not apologize for their alleged drug trafficking either.
But police were thankful that thousands of drugs were off the streets, helping clean up the River City
"Seeing the fruits of your labor, in a long, drawn out investigation, and you see the good that comes out of it, with taking the drugs off the street, the guns, and seizing of the drug money, It's a good day," Losh said.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Mamie Buoy, Fallon Pierson) - Four people have been arrested in a large drug bust in Huntington.
West Virginia State Police and Huntington police officers searched two homes on Sixth Avenue and Division Street as part of a year long undercover investigation. Once inside, they said they found $25,000 worth of heroin, $5,500 worth of crack, $1,800 worth of cocaine and $1,500 worth of marijuana.
Troopers said the ring leader of the operation, Emmanuel Harris, was one of those arrested. He is from Detroit and police say he had been coming to the Huntington area to deal drugs since the 1990s. He is also wanted by the FBI for three counts of possession with intent to deliver.
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