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Police Say Huntington Drug Bust Leads To Major Theft Ring

Reported: Mar. 16, 2014 10:26 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 16, 2014 11:41 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Dave Benton) -- State Police said a drug bust in Huntington led to a major theft ring, where they found thousands of dollars of stolen property.

Deputies said it all started when they went to the Huntington Inn Saturday night, where they found $10,000 in cash, drugs and paraphernalia.
Demarco Bradbury, Daniel Earp and Katillia Martin were arrested on drug charges.

Then, police said the investigation led them to a home at 1115 Norway Avenue, where they found stolen property, including televisions, chainsaws and power washers, as well as four cars and two motorcycles, an unbelievable amount of property that police said shocked them.

Deputies arrested James Martin and Jennifer Wipple at the home. Martin is charged with receiving and transferring stolen property, drugs and gun charges. Wipple is charged with conspiracy and stolen property charges.

Losh said they stole the property for drug money.

“We're surprised at the amount of property we recovered,” Sgt. Greg Losh, of State Police said. “But it's an indication to when we have these people who are addicted to heroin and drugs. Eventually, in their time, they're going to steal.

All five suspects were taken to the Western Regional Jail.



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