HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Huntington Police Department and its partnering agencies conducted a news conference Tuesday, May 24, to provide more information regarding drug and violent crime interdiction efforts during the month of May.
The month-long operation, which also resulted in a warrant sweep last week, is part of the police
department’s efforts to reduce violence and drug-related crimes in Huntington.
At this stage in the operation, the Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force has:
* Executed 10 search warrants in Huntington.
* Arrested 42 individuals with more arrests expected over the next few days and weeks.
* Seized 23 firearms from convicted felons and prohibited persons.
* Seized 358.59 grams of heroin and fentanyl.
* Seized 465 grams of methamphetamines.
* Seized 3,852 grams of marijuana.
All of the individuals targeted during this initiative have been wanted for serious criminal
offenses related to violent and/or drug-related crimes, police said.
The Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force will continue this interdiction operation throughout the summer with a continued focus on targeting wanted individuals, individuals who commit violent acts and illegal narcotics dealers in Huntington.
Individuals who have been arrested during the operation include:
* Antione T. Glanton, 44, of Columbus, Ohio. Glanton was apprehended May 2. He was found to be in possession of more than 100 grams of suspected fentanyl and was charged with fleeing in a vehicle with reckless disregard for the safety of others and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
* Damon Bailes, 30, of Michigan, was arrested on various outstanding felony warrants on May 3. He was found to be in possession of 102 grams of suspected heroin and a firearm.
* Kori Barnes, 24, of Columbus was arrested May 5 and was found to be in possession of
24 grams of suspected fentanyl and a stolen firearm. He was charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, transferring and receiving stolen property
and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
* Khali Barnes, 22, of Columbus, was arrested May 5 and charged with being a prohibited
person in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance
* Brandon Lamar McCauley, 30, of Detroit, was apprehended May 12 and was found to be
in possession of a firearm and more than 70 grams of suspected fentanyl and heroin. He also was on parole in West Virginia for a voluntary manslaughter conviction stemming from a February 2016 shooting in Marcum Terrace.
* Tyler Workman, 25, of Huntington, was apprehended by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s
Office on May 14 after he and another man robbed (later identified as Johnathon Owens,
23, of Huntington) a Marathon gas station in South Point, Ohio. Earlier that same day,
Huntington Police detectives obtained a first-degree robbery warrant for Workman for the armed robbery of the King Mart on May 13 in the 2500 block of Washington Boulevard.
* Johnathon Owens, 23, of Huntington, was apprehended May 16, and charged with first-degree robbery for the armed robbery of King Mart on May 13.
* Jason Lee McCauley, who had been identified as the suspect in a pair of robberies – Dollar General in the 300 block of Norway Avenue on April 19 and Smokie’s Smoke Shop in the 1400 block of U.S. 60 on April 30 — was apprehended May 17. McCauley has been charged with two counts of armed robbery.
Local, county state and federal partnering agencies whose efforts have been vital in the operation include: the U.S. Marshals Service; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the West Virginia National Guard; the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole Services; the Cabell County Prosecutor’s Office; and the Barboursville Police Department.