Four people targeted in police raid on two businesses, several homes in Shadyside
An 18-month investigation culminated in the seizure of drugs, guns, cash and even stolen vehicles as police said they’re cracking down on drug trafficking.
Shadyside Police - with help from the Major Crime Unit - carried out search warrants at homes and businesses Monday night.
Investigators targeted the Orange and Black Carryout, where officers said drugs were being sold, and the home of Stacey McCabe-Heathcote.
Inside her Bellaire residence, police recovered nine pounds of synthetic weed, two stolen off-road vehicles, more than 500 pills and another $500 in cash.
McCabe-Heathcote is the former owner of the Shadyside Party Center, which was shut down several years ago for selling synthetic marijuana.
Heathcote was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2015.
Police weren't done serving search warrants Monday night. They also targeted Shadyside Towing and its owner, Bill Elliott, at his residence.
Between both the business and Elliott’s home - police seized drug paraphernalia, 25 guns, more than $6,000 in cash and prescription medications.
When all was said and done, two people went to jail: 59-year-old Bill Elliott and Shadyside towing mechanic, 37-year-old Steven Moore of Powhatan Point.
So far, Elliott’s son, Brandon, and McCabe-Heathcote have avoided arrest.
"These people were responsible for putting dangerous drugs on our streets in Shadyside, and we are not going to tolerate it, and it's unacceptable,” said Shadyside Police Chief
Police are still looking for McCabe-Heathcote and Brandon Elliott. Anyone with information is asked to call Shadyside Police.