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11 indicted on drug trafficking charges

November 28, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A man who police allege purposefully drove his vehicle head-on into a Huntington police cruiser, injuring an officer, is among those indicted by a Cabell County Grand Jury on drug trafficking charges this month.

Shawntique Marcel Whitfield, 32, was indicted on charges of malicious wounding, strangulation, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, fleeing in a vehicle causing bodily injury, attempt to commit malicious wounding, fleeing without a vehicle, obstructing an officer, and possession with intent to deliver alprazolam.

The charges stem from several different incidents. First, on Dec. 12, 2017, Whitfield is accused of wounding a woman with the intent to “main, disfigure, disable, or kill,” her by strangulation.

Three of the drug charges — meth, heroin and cocaine — are from Oct. 2, 2017.

Finally, the rest of the charges stem from Oct. 4, 2018. Detectives with the Huntington Police Department Special Investigations Bureau were conducting surveillance on 31st Street at 5th Avenue when officers observed what they believed to be a hand-to-hand drug deal. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and as officers approached, the vehicle accelerated and did a 180-degree turn and proceeded the wrong way down 5th Avenue, crashing head-on into a vehicle being driven by Sgt. Paul Hunter, according to criminal complaints.

Whitfield exited his vehicle and fled the area on foot. He was apprehended by detectives after a foot chase. He was found with a distributable amount of heroin and alprazolam, police said.

Whitfield is currently in the Western Regional Jail on $135,000 bond.

Another man accused of injuring a police officer was indicted in an unrelated case.

Scott Lee Midkiff, 32, of Huntington, was indicted on charges relating to incidents on two separate days.

First, he is charged with fleeing without a vehicle, battery on an officer, assault on an officer, obstructing an officer, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession with intent to deliver heroin stemming from a May 11 incident where he is accused of attempting to strike West Virginia State Trooper A.T. Farmer while he attempted to arrest him.

A second batch of charges — delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), persons prohibited from possessing a firearm, counterfeiting and possession with intent to deliver marijuana — stem from Oct. 24 and 25.

Midkiff was the primary target of a search warrant conducted by the Huntington Police Department Oct. 25 in the 2500 block of 4th Avenue. He allegedly attempted to flee from the residence when police arrived by exiting an upstairs window to the roof of the house, and went back inside and refused to follow orders to surrender for two hours.

He is currently being housed in the Western Regional Jail. Bond was denied.

In another case, Steven

Anthony McGee, aka Black, 48, of Harper Woods, Michigan, and Roger Lee Crawley, aka Red, 44, of Detroit, were both indicted on charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver Xanax and conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance. Crawley was also indicted on one count of person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The pair was arrested in February by members of the FBI Drug Task Force and Huntington Police Department’ two were arrested by the Special Investigations Bureau after a search warrant was executed in the 2500 block of 4th Avenue.

Detectives recovered 830 Xanax pills, approximately 125 grams of heroin and nearly $8,000 in cash. The drugs have a street value of approximately $24,000, officers said.

Also recovered were four guns (one had been stolen and another had the serial number removed), a press for compacting drugs, a vehicle and scales.

According to Huntington Police Capt. Rocky Johnson, the arrests were the result of a two-month-long investigation. Police had received several complaints about drug trafficking in the neighborhood and foot traffic at the home, Johnson said.

He added the two were not low-level drug offenders.

Crawley is currently in the Western Regional Jail on a $40,000 cash-only bond. McGee was not listed as an inmate in the regional jail system.

Other drug trafficking charges include:

• Hakeem Rashad Mack, 25, was indicted on charges of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of marijuana. Mack was arrested during an August warrant sweep by the Huntington Police Department in conjunction with U.S. Marshals.

• Allison Renee Workman: delivery of a controlled substance (heroin).

• Dwayne Lamont Dawson: possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana and transporting into the state a controlled substance (cocaine).

• Christopher Shawn Baker: possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession with intent to deliver Suboxone.

• William Ray Hackney: possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and persons prohibited from possessing a firearm.

• Christopher William Johnson: possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

• James Charles Wells: possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

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