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Operation Safe Summer nets 41 arrests as police look to curb crime in Tallahassee

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 19:12:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Tallahassee Department's plan to curb crime in the community, with help from the Leon County Sheriff's Office, resulted in 41 people arrested, four guns taken off the streets, and multiple drugs seized.

In response to citizen complaints of criminal activity and incidents of gun violence, the Tallahassee Police Department’s High-Risk Offender Bureau initiated a plan to curb crime in the community.

The Violent Crimes Response Team (VCRT), Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Squads and K9 Team, are working together to stop crime and violence. Part of the plan includes high visibility patrols, traffic stops and surveillance of locations throughout the city which have been prone to criminal activity.

Also teaming up with TPD are LCSO’s SPIDER unit, helicopter as air support and K9 team.

Operation Safe Summer began on June 12 and numerous arrests have been made including gun charges and drugs seized.

Below are highlights of arrests made between June 12 – 22:

  • Persons Arrested- 41
  • Felony Charges- 40
  • Misdemeanor Charges- 32
  • Marijuana Seized- 141.3 grams
  • MDMA seized- 4 grams
  • Flakka Seized- 163 grams
  • Alpha PVP seized- 1 gram
  • Methamphetamine seized- 10 grams
  • Cocaine Seized- 34.6 grams
  • Firearms seized- 4