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Akron man arrested after police find 430 grams of fentanyl in Huntington residence

Martel Trayvell Easton is charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and one count of battery on a police officer. He is being held on an $810,000 cash only bond. (WCHS/WVAH)

Huntington police seized $86,000 worth of fentanyl and made an arrest while executing a search warrant in Huntington.

On Wednesday, officers from the Huntington Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau and FBI Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home at 1217 10th Ave. after complaints about suspicious activity, according to a news release from the Huntington Police Department.

When officers went in the front door, two men exited through the back door and a third man, Martel Trayvell Easton, 19, of Akron, Ohio, confronted one of the officers and tried to run, police said.

The release said Easton was taken into custody after a short struggle. The two other men are still at-large.

Inside the residence, detectives found methamphetamine, Oxycontin pills, heroin, marijuana, three firearms, about $11,000 cash and 430 grams of pink fentanyl. The release said that is about 4,300 doses of fentanyl, which has a street value of about $86,000. Some of the fentanyl had been packaged for sale.

Huntington detectives said they believe this is the largest fentanyl bust in the city's history.

The release said the property owner will be served a nuisance letter for the criminal activity and will have 10 days to respond.

Easton is charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and one count of battery on a police officer. He is being held on an $810,000 cash only bond.

Anyone who would like to report suspicious activity in Huntington can call the police department’s anonymous tip line at 304-696-4444.

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