HPD, FBI seize $86,000 worth of pink fentanyl

February 8, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — An Akron, Ohio, man was accused of drug trafficking Wednesday evening after police raided a residence in the 1200 block of 10th Avenue in Huntington and seized 430 grams of pink fentanyl — $86,000 worth — and about $11,000 in cash.

Martel Trayvell Easton, 19, of Akron, was charged with four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and a single count of battery on a police officer. His bond was $810,000 cash-only.

Huntington police and the FBI Violent Crimes Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence about 3:45 p.m., according to criminal complaints. Easton allegedly fled through the back door of the residence with an unknown man, refusing verbal commands to get on the ground and tossing away more than $7,900 of the cash.

Easton was arrested after a brief struggle with an officer, according to a news release. In addition to the fentanyl, police found 11 grams of suspected meth, 70 oxycodone pills, marijuana, two sets of digital scales and three guns.

Police were notified about drug activity at the residence through the Huntington Police Department’s anonymous tip line.

The other suspect remained at large as of press time Wednesday, but police expected to make additional arrests.

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