Three Middletown men were arrested on May 13 after Middletown Police executed a search warrant at their first block of Franklin Drive residence following a monthlong investigation into alleged drug sales.


   Three Middletown men were arrested on May 13 after Middletown Police executed a search warrant at their first block of Franklin Drive residence following a monthlong investigation into alleged drug sales.

   Upon executing the warrant at 6:05 a.m., officers located and detained five occupants and took Brendin Strand, 19, and Andrew Hubler, 18, into custody without incident. Police said Robert Henderson, 20, refused to comply with officers orders and attempted to prevent his arrest by barricading himself in a basement bedroom. Officers eventually took him into custody without injury.

   Police searched the residence and said they seized a half pound of marijuana, 19 Oxycodon pills and two types of liquid steroids, along with assorted drug packaging materials. Officers seized $5,444 in suspected drug proceeds.

   Strand, Hubler and Henderson were charged with maintaining a dwelling for the keeping, sale or distribution of marijuana, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree conspiracy. Strand was charged with possession with the intent to deliver a Non-Narcotic Schedule III, possession of a Non-Narcotic Schedule III and possession of a Non-Controlled Prescription Schedule II. Henderson was charged with resisting arrest.

   Bail information was unavailable.

   Middletown Police said multiple residents had contacted them expressing concerns about possible drug sales in their neighborhood based on seeing increased foot and vehicular traffic, along with large groups of people stopping at the residence for short periods of time.

   Police said the outcome of the investigation was a direct result of residents collaborating with the MPD to improve their quality of life. Residents can anonymously report illegal activity through the MPD’s website at http://www.middletownpd.us/tip%20linehtm or by calling 376-9950.