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Police Say Crack Is Back In Huntington

Reported by: Send eMail Dave Benton
Reported: Jul. 2, 2014 10:42 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 2, 2014 1:04 PM EDT
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Crack In Huntington
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

A big problem in Huntington is making its way back to the River City. Police said crack cocaine is being found more often during drug busts.

In just the past six months, police seized more crack cocaine than they did in all of last year. Since January, the police confiscated 680 grams of the drug, compared to 428 grams in the year 2013.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said the violence that comes with this drug is a huge concern.

"The brutal facts are that we have levels of addiction that are frightening. Brutal facts are there are individuals preying on those who have those addictions," Williams said. "Brutal facts are these dealers are also business people and go where the market is. What we have to do is make it so difficult to do business here, that they go somewhere else."

Williams said the police are doing the best they can to combat the problem, but it will also take the community to help in the battle. Authorities said neighborhood watch groups always help put a dent in drug trade, anybody who sees suspicious activity should contact police.



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