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Courtney Hessler / The Herald-Dispatch Huntington area law enforcement agents raided a home in the 600 block of 7th Avenue in Huntington Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

HUNTINGTON - The city of Huntington is working to step up its drug enforcement effort by introducing an ordinance that will hold property owners accountable for crimes that occur on their premises.

According to the ordinance as proposed, properties where two or more illegal incidents occur within a 12-month period would be declared a public nuisance and the city would issue an order for the immediate eviction of the tenants involved in the illegal activities. The targeted offenses are prostitution; illegal gambling; illegal possession; storage, delivery of or trafficking in controlled substances; or other illegal drug activities.


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