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Two more arrested in connection to Shadyside drug raid

SHADYSIDE, Ohio (WTRF) - UPDATE:

According to officials, Stacey Heathcote (McCabe) and Brandon Elliott are now in custody.

Shadyside officials began searching for Elliott and Heathcote (McCabe) after officials searched two businesses Monday evening.

Shadyside Towing and Repair and the Orange and Black Carryout were searched.

Shadyside Police Chief Don Collette said the towing company owner Bill Elliott and his mechanic, Steven Moore, were arrested Monday evening.

Bill Elliott has since posted a $5,000 surety bond and is no longer in custody.

Moore remains in custody on a $30,000 bond.

All four now face drug trafficking charges.

Chief Collette said this investigation has been going on for more than a year.

He said drugs have allegedly been sold out of those businesses.

According to officials, the following evidence was seized at Shadyside Towing and Bill Elliott's Residence:

  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • 25 guns
  • $6,347 in cash
  • Prescription medication

The following evidence was seized at the residence of Stacey Heathcote (McCabe):

  • Nine pounds of synthetic marijuana
  • Two stolen off-road vehicles
  • 541 pills
  • $500 in cash

Heathcote (McCabe), Moore, and Brandon Elliott, are currently in the Belmont County Jail.

Stay with 7News for updates.

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UPDATE:

According to officials, Bill Elliott has posted a $5,000 surety bond and is no longer in custody. His mechanic, Steven Moore, is still in custody on a $30,000 bond.

Moore has been charged with four counts of trafficking.

Officials are still searching for two other suspects, Brandon Elliott, and Stacy Heathcote (McCabe).

If you have information on the whereabouts of Stacey Heathcote (McCabe) or Brandon Elliott, please contact the Shadyside Police Department through 911, or any local law enforcement.

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ORIGINAL:

Shadyside Police and the Belmont County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit searched two businesses last night, arrested two people and are still searching for two more.

Shadyside Towing and Repair and the Orange and Black Carryout were searched.

Shadyside Police Chief Don Collette says the towing company owner Bill Elliott and his mechanic, Steven Moore, were arrested.

"These people are responsible for putting dangerous drugs on our street. And it will not be accepted or tolerated in our community. It's been about a year and a half investigation with our task force officers and the major crimes unit all combined," Collete said. 

Belmont County Prosecutor Dan Fry confirms the charges involved drug trafficking.

"I'm very glad they were watching those places and was able to catch people because we have to keep our town clean. We have a lot of kids in town and we need to keep our town clean," said Wilda Warren of Shadyside. 

Chief Collette says this investigation has been going on for more than a year.

He says drugs have allegedly been sold out of those businesses.

According to officials, the following evidence was seized at Shadyside Towing and Bill Elliott's Residence:

  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • 25 guns
  • $6,347 in cash
  • Prescription medication

He says they are still looking for two other suspects, Brandon Elliott and Stacey Heathcote aka Stacey McCabe.

The following evidence was seized at the residence of Stacey Heathcote (McCabe):

  • Nine pounds of synthetic marijuana
  • Two stolen off-road vehicles
  • 541 pills
  • $500 in cash

If you have information on the whereabouts of Stacey Heathcote (McCabe) or Brandon Elliott, please contact the Shadyside Police Department through 911, or any local law enforcement.


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