CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Harrison County man is facing an order of abatement after police discovered methamphetamine and guns at a home he owned.
A search warrant executed at the home at 128 Winding Way in Clarksburg led police to believe the house was being used as “a place to distribute controlled substances and was a drug involved premise and stash house.”
Clarksburg Police Chief Robbie Hilliard announced the home is under conedmnation until Russell C. Clark meets certain requirements to have the orders lifted on the home.
Clarksburg Police will continue to monitor the property.
The order of abatement is going to be used to force Clark to comply with the city’s new “Crime-Free Rental Housing Drug House” ordinance.
He is expected to appear before Clarksburg municipal judge John Martin on Tuesday, April 10.
Property owners are subject to fines if they fail to take appropriate action to abate the problem after 30 days of notification. The order announced Thursday includes compliance stipulations, including:
- Evicting problem tenants
- Other action to prevent recurrence of illegal drug activity
- Maintaining criminal background checks on future tenants to insure they are free from convictions for prostitution, illegal gambling, illegal possession, storage, or delivery of or trafficking in controlled substances
- Other illegal drug activity