Marshals arrest accused ringleader of Columbiana County drug ring

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Anthony Jackson

A man wanted in connection with a major drug bust is now in police custody.

U.S. Marshals from Youngstown and Cleveland found Anthony Jackson inside an apartment in Cleveland on Wednesday.

Police say he and Allen Jackson helped funnel carfentanil and fentanyl into Columbiana County. Investigators say they were the ringleaders of the operation. 

Police arrested Jackson in September.

More than 100 people were arrested on more than 750 charges related to “Operation Big Oak” in November of last year.

At the time, police said it was one of the largest cases in Columbiana County’s history.

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