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Meth and heroin drug bust in Ridgway captures 8 people


Saint Marys, PA – After nearly a month-long investigation, the Elk County Drug Task Force with help from many local police departments busted a drug ring, capturing eight people.

Police got a search warrant for 401 North Broad Street in Ridgway on Feb. 19, seizing 44 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 130 bags of heroin, 5 grams of marijuana, 3 buprenorphine strips, 7 cell phones, $767 in cash, and a large amount of drug paraphernalia related to the use of meth and heroin.

Ashlee Druhot, AKA “Sunshine”, and Jonathan Villmer AKA “Shaggy”, are accused of selling meth from the home in Ridgway.

Travis Cauvel, Ashlee Bowley, Timothy Visniesky, and Eric Zellonis reportedly were involved in the distribution of heroin throughout the area.

Isaiah Krise and Nathanial Poirier were at the residence at the time of the search, allegedly to use meth and heroin.

Nearly all of those involved in the bust are currently incarcerated at the Elk County Prison, awaiting their hearing.