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Posted on: January 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Response to complaints of Criminal activity the Huntsville Police Department conducted a targeted e

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In response to numerous complaints regarding criminal activity in the area, the Huntsville Police Department conducted a targeted enforcement action on 01/11/22, in the area of 1020 Martin Luther King Blvd, the Quick Pick convenience and liquor stores.

In response to numerous complaints regarding criminal activity in the area, the Huntsville Police Department conducted a targeted enforcement action on Tuesday, 01/11/22, in the area of 1020 Martin Luther King Blvd, the Quick Pick convenience and liquor stores.  Complaints ranging from violations of City of Huntsville ordinances to selling and possessing narcotics have been received from citizens who live and work in the area.  Several agencies participated in the action including the Walker County Sheriff’s Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG.

During the action, 11 persons were arrested on 23 separate charges ranging from City of Huntsville ordinance violations to State of Texas misdemeanor charges and State of Texas felony charges.  Some of the offenses include Possession of Marijuana, Consuming Alcohol on a Licensed Premise, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  

Chief Lunsford said, “We hope this helps the citizens in the area.  We’ve received a lot of complaints of criminal activity in this area and this action was in response to those complaints.  I would like to thank all the agencies that assisted us.  I’m very glad that it was successful and that no one was injured.  We plan on continuing directed patrols in this area to make it safe for the citizens of our community.

 Media inquiries:     Lt. Curt Landrum

                              (936) 291-5480

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