Bellaire traffic stop ends in arrests; seizure of drugs, guns
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio —
A traffic stop in Bellaire leads to the recovery of drugs, guns and money, resulting in the arrests of two people.
The Belmont County Sheriff's Office and the Bellaire Police Department worked together to make the bust.
During the traffic stop on 41st Street, officers found a semi-automatic pistol with the serial number scraped off.
They were later led to a local motel where they found another weapon and drug paraphernalia.
Police arrested 25-year-old Brandon Warren and 27-year-old Michelle Randall.
"The deputies, especially the Criminal Interdiction team, are out there every day looking for stuff like this. This is another good case and Bellaire assisted us, but we took two guns and drug paraphernalia -- but we took two guns off the streets -- you put all this together, how serious this is,” said Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas.
Both Warren and Randall face drug and weapon charges.
Warren is in jail on a $25,000 bond while Randall is on a $17,500 bond.