Six arrested after drug raid on Charleston’s West Side

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A narcotics investigation led to the arrest of six people on Charleston’s West Side Sunday, Nov. 1.

Charleston Police Department Patrol Division officers say they executed a search warrant for a house on the 1800 block on 7th Avenue. During the investigation, officers say they located suspected Methamphetamine and a box of ammunition along with a sawed-off style shotgun in a nearby residence.

Lt. Tony Hazelett of the CPD says six people were arrested from both residences, including:

  1. William Joseph Deel, 27, of Charleston, charges- Capias (Failure to Appear), Persons Prohibited from Possessing Firearms, Possession, and Warrant- 3rd Offense Shoplifting.
  2. Michelle Dawn Smith, 45, of Charleston, charge- Capias (Failure to Appear).
  3. David Allen Taylor, 44, of Cross Lanes, charge- Capias (Failure to Appear).
  4. Selena Marie Norton, 22, of Charleston, charge- Capias (Failure to Appear).
  5. Gary Barnett, 64, of South Charleston, charge- Capias (Failure to Appear).
  6. Anthony Hairston, 63, of Charleston, charge- Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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