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Two arrested for drug trafficking in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport and Bellaire police departments served a search warrant Sunday that led to the arrest of two individuals on drug-related charges, including trafficking narcotics.

The search took place at 203 Jacquette St. in Bridgeport. According to the Bridgeport Police Department, the search resulted in the seizure of an illegal firearm, 2 grams of Fentanyl, 29 grams of methamphetamine, 29 grams of marijuana, and approximately $1,200 in cash.

Harry Andrew Croft Jr., 32, and Brittany Nicole West, 32, both of 203 Jacquette St., were arrested and booked into the Belmont County Jail. Both are charged with aggravated trafficking in methamphetamines, having weapons under disability, aggravated trafficking in Fentanyl-related compounds and trafficking in marijuana, all felonies. Each is being held on a $32,500 bond.

Bridgeport police Officer Hunter Sylvis, the lead investigator of the case, said Croft was on parole and West on probation at the time of their arrests. Sylvis said Croft was just released from prison 12 days prior to Sunday’s arrest.

Croft also was a fugitive from justice with warrants issued in both Belmont and Summit counties, Sylvis said. There was a warrant for his arrest in Belmont County for failure to appear and one in Summit County for escape, he said.

Sylvis said the department is continuing to investigate drug-related crimes in the village.

“We’re actively investigating drug activity, and we’re going to continue to do what we can to prevent people from trafficking narcotics in Bridgeport,” he said.

Police Chief John Bumba encourages residents to report any criminal activity in the village by calling the police department at 740-635-9999. Reports can be made anonymously.

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