TPD seizes drugs, guns, cash in annual memorial sweepWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo Police Department seized more than $85,000 worth of drugs, 22 firearms and more than $18,000 cash during an annual sweep in memory of Detective Keith Dressel and other TPD officers who died in the line of duty, according to a TPD news release.
Dressel was shot and killed trying to stop a drug deal on Feb. 21, 2007.
From Feb. 20-23, members of TPD’s Vice Narcotics Unit, Gang Unit, SWAT team and Toledo Metro Drug Task Force conducted Operation Dirty Boy VII.
Sixty-six people were charged with 91 felonies and 71 misdemeanor offenses, according to the release. There was one felony warrant and 65 misdemeanor warrants served during the sweep.
Seized were 8 1/2 pounds of marijuana, valued at $16,410; 36 marijuana plants, valued at $57,600; 129 pharmaceutical pills valued at $1,515; 10 grams of heroin valued at $4,300; and 52.2 grams of cocaine/crack, valued at $5,440. The raids also secured 16 handguns, six “long guns” and $18,744 in U.S. currency.