In recent years, several drug-related homicides and shootings have caused public fear and given the city of Huntington a bad reputation.
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Michael Dillon, 17, of Huntington, and Megan Poston, 16, of Barboursville, were killed May 22, 2005, along Charleston Avenue. Also killed that night were Donte Ward, 19, of Huntington, and Eddrick Clark, 18, of South Point, Ohio. Authorities believe the quadruple homicide involved drug thefts and the dealer's revenge.