ELLWOOD CITY (KDKA) – An Ellwood City police officer and his K9 made the biggest drug bust ever in the history in the Lawrence County borough.

Mayor Anthony Court told KDKA’s Brenda Waters: “Ellwood City is not the place to do illegal drugs.”

Proof of that came when five people in a van were pulled over Wednesday morning just before 1:30 for a traffic violation.

That’s when an Ellwood City police officer and his drug-sniffing dog found 789 bags of heroin worth $20,000 on the street.

The packs were hidden in the fender and encased in grease.

Police say the suspects, all from Detroit, were headed to a house on South Street where they planned to run their operation.

Two of the men, 33-year-old Terry Brown and 45-year-old Edward Terry, had an affiliation with the house. Also arrested, 24-year-old Donsha Crutcher and 35-year-old Erica Bennett.

All are being held in the Lawrence County Jail.

Another woman in the van was not arrested.


More Local News
More Ellwood City News
More Reports From Brenda Waters

Watch & Listen LIVE