According to information made available this afternoon and after a year long investigation, 10 mid level drug dealers were arraigned by local police in what is being called by Mayor Anthony Court, Operation ‘Spring Clean Up’.
The raid by police on the criminals took place at approximately 7:00am this morning and led to the filing of ten criminal complaints against the dealers who were selling heroin and other opioids in the 1 year span of the investigation.
Mayor Court would like to thank the local police officers who were a part of the successful raid and the district attorney special investigation unit for their funding.
Seven of the ten have been successfully arraigned and lodged in Lawrence County jail, one has been arraigned and placed in Mercer County jail, and two remain at large while the department works with other agencies to apprehend.
“We will continue on a path to protect law abiding citizens as we continue to make Ellwood City some place special,” Mayor Court added. “We will continue our fight against illegal narcotics in the area.”
[More information will follow when made available to EllwoodCity.org.]