Five arrested on drug charges
HUNTINGTON — A noise complaint early Thursday morning led to five drug arrests at a residence in Marcum Terrace, where an infant child was present, according to documents filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.
Jail and court records identified those arrested as Columbus O’Dell Damron, 27; Kayla Marie Damron, 22; and Kimberly Dawn Kipp, 19, all of Huntington; along with Mark Long, 24, and Robert Brandon Laws, 19, both of Columbus, Ohio.
Criminal complaints, filed by the Huntington Police Department, charged that each of the suspects possessed a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a felony. The complaints allege police saw each of them engaged in the activity of cooking, cutting and drying crack cocaine.
Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook said in a press release that a search of the residence resulted with officers seizing two firearms, 74 grams of crack cocaine, $1,900 in cash and various other drug paraphernalia consistent with manufacturing and distributing narcotics.
The activity was taking place in a kitchen in the 200 block of Marcum Terrace.
An 8-month-old infant was present in the home at the time of the incident, and the child was turned over to family members at the conclusion of the investigation, Holbrook said.
Long faces an additional felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Thursday’s gun in question was a .25 caliber pistol. Long had already been convicted of a felony firearms charge, the complaint states.
The five suspects were jailed between 7:30 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. at the Western Regional Jail.
A Cabell County Magistrate set a $100,000 bond on each drug charge. Long must post a $105,000 bond due to the additional charge.