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Three arrested in drug, prostitution raid

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Three people were arrested during a raid in a Huntington apartment building Thursday morning.

Members of the Huntington Police Department's Special Emphasis Unit received multiple complaints on its drug tipline regarding drug activity and prostitution at the building in the 600 block of 6th Avenue, Capt. Rocky Johnson said in a press release.

Detectives from the unit conducted an investigation, which included surveillance on the building that yielded probable cause to obtain a search warrant at one apartment in the building, Johnson said.

When detectives executed the warrant, they found heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs and a firearm inside of the apartment, and evidence consistent with packaging and delivery of drugs was found inside, said Johnson.

Two men and one woman were arrested following the execution of the warrant.

Richard Miller, 63, was charged with felony conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, and Johnson said Miller was a resident of the apartment in question.

Brendon Garner, 24, of Huntington, was charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance and receiving and transferring stolen property.

Cynthia Faulkner, 31, of Huntington, was charged with misdemeanor prostitution and misdemeanor larceny.

Information obtained at the scene led to probable cause for a second search warrant at Garner's apartment in the 1700 block of 6th Avenue, where detectives recovered an ATV that had been reported stolen in Wayne County.

Johnson said in the release that more arrests are expected as detectives continue to process evidence and review video surveillance.

Detectives also forwarded a complaint to the Code Compliance Unit at the department after they discovered "deplorable living conditions" inside the building.

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