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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Donte Ward, 19, of Huntington, was killed May 22, 2005, along Charleston Avenue. Also killed that night were Eddrick Clark, 18, of South Point, Ohio, Michael Dillon, 17, of Huntington, and Megan Poston, 16, of Barboursville. Authorities believe the quadruple homicide involved drug thefts and the dealer's revenge.