Task Force conducts trio of drug busts


The Jefferson County Drug Task Force was on the scene of three different drug busts Thursday night in Steubenville.

They took place at homes on Park Street, Maryland Avenue and Ridge Avenue. Three men were taken into custody by Steubenville police at the Maryland location.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdallah noted the Jefferson task force was helped by the Weirton task force, Steubenville, Toronto and Stratton police in the investigation.

“This has been a bonanza for law enforcement in Jefferson County tonight,” Abdalla said.

Police obtained six guns, 15 grams of fentanyl, 50 grams of cocaine and over $20,000 from the three homes.

Those arrested include Ronald Leftridge, William Grimes and one person who was not named from the Ridge Avenue location.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back soon for updates.

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