Six arrested during East Liverpool drug bust with 3 kids in home

Officers conducted a search warrant at the home on Dresden Avenue in East Liverpool on Thursday

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EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – The Columbiana County Drug Task Force and East Liverpool Police Department found three children and arrested six adults during a drug raid in the city on Thursday.

Officers conducted a search warrant at the home in the 1900 block of Dresden Avenue.

They said they found seven grams of suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, digital scales, and cash. Police said one of the suspects also had a large amount of suspected heroin.

A 15-year-old boy and 4-year-old twins were living at the house, police said.

Julie Paradinovich, 50, Jaynine Davis, 46, Leana Rexroad, 32, Keven Elkins, 61, and Tavares Bell, 36, were all arrested and charged with endangering children.

Richard Billingsley, 25, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Additional charges may be filed, pending lab results.

Police said they were tipped off about the house through their “See Something, Say Something” campaign.


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