Successful annual sweep nets $89K in drugs, 111 arrests - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Successful annual sweep nets $89K in drugs, 111 arrests

Det. Keith Dressel was killed in the line of duty back in 2007. This annual sweep is in his and other fallen officers' honor. (Photo Source: Memorial Ride for Det. Keith Dressel) Det. Keith Dressel was killed in the line of duty back in 2007. This annual sweep is in his and other fallen officers' honor. (Photo Source: Memorial Ride for Det. Keith Dressel)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Local authorities conducted a successful annual sweep last week, seizing more than $89,000 worth of drugs and more than $26,000 in currency, as well as arresting more than 111 people.

Starting Feb. 20 and continuing through Feb. 22, the Toledo Police Department conducted "Operation Dirty Boy VI." This sweep is done annually in remembrance of Det. Keith Dressel, and other fallen TPD officers, who gave their lives in the line of duty.

During the operation, 39 search warrants were executed throughout Toledo. The total value of drugs seized was more than $89,000.

Authorities seized:

-4.25 pounds of marijuana valued at $6,775
-188 pills of scheduled pharmaceuticals valued at $3,240
-4.1 ounces of heroin (Black Tar or China White) valued at $76, 410
-20.5 grams of cocaine valued at $2,700
-12 firearms, including seven handguns and five long guns
-$26,353 in U.S. currency

As a result of the operation, 111 people were charged with a total of 94 felony and 66 misdemeanor offenses. There were also four felony warrants and 161 misdemeanor warrants served during the sweep.

A total of 100 traffic citations were issued.

The raids were carried out by:

-Toledo Police Vice Narcotics Unit
-Toledo Metro Drug Task Force Unit
-Toledo Police Gang Unit
-Toledo Police Department
-SWAT teams

The following organizations assisted in the raids:

-University of Toledo officers
-Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers
-FBI agents
-Drug Enforcement Administration agents
-Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents

"We want to keep the criminals on their toes. We showed that we can do this any time we want and that this isn't one annual thing. We have numerous gang operations, sweeps and also the task force does big operations several times during the year," said Capt. Brad Weis with the TPD.

Toledo police officers believe Dressel would be proud with the success in these ongoing efforts.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Successful annual sweep nets $89K in drugs, 111 arrestsMore>>

  • Crime Watch

    Crime Watch

    Toledo's best online coverage of local crime investigations and missing persons cases.More >>
    Toledo's best online coverage of local crime investigations and missing persons cases. More >>
  • NEWSMore>>

  • NCAA assistant coaches among 10 accused of fraud, corruption

    NCAA assistant coaches among 10 accused of fraud, corruption

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-09-26 13:59:10 GMT
    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-09-26 16:12:01 GMT

    Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.

    More >>

    Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.

    More >>
  • Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

    Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-09-26 08:08:03 GMT
    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-09-26 16:11:42 GMT

    Nearly everyone has no power and more than half the people don't have water after Category 4 Hurricane Maria roared across the island Sept. 20.

    More >>

    Nearly everyone has no power and more than half the people don't have water after Category 4 Hurricane Maria roared across the island Sept. 20.

    More >>
  • McConnell: Debate over nation's health care will continue

    McConnell: Debate over nation's health care will continue

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-09-26 07:48:06 GMT
    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-09-26 16:11:05 GMT

    To resuscitate their push, Republicans would need to change opposing senators' minds, which they've tried unsuccessfully to do for months. 

    More >>

    To resuscitate their push, Republicans would need to change opposing senators' minds, which they've tried unsuccessfully to do for months. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly