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TPD's 'Operation Safe Summer' nets 110 arrests, pounds of drugs seized

Tallahassee Police Department
Posted at 7:21 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 09:23:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a little over six weeks, the Tallahassee Police Department's Operation Safe Summer has resulted in 110 arrests.

Operation Safe Summer began on June 5 and numerous arrests have been made including gun charges and a variety of drugs seized.

TPD said so far, "the initiative has been very successful to deter crime in the community."

"Having numerous officers from various law enforcement agencies on the street working together with a primary goal of proactive enforcement and crime prevention has been instrumental for the initiative," officials wrote in a press release.

They attribute quick arrests, like in the fatal shooting at Clippers on South Adams Street, to the operation's success.

TPD stated the most recent statistics are specific to Operation Safe Summer and excludes patrol, criminal investigation and other specialty squads’ work outside of the initiative.

Between June 5 and July 20, the initiative has resulted in numerous arrests, drugs seized and firearms confiscated. This includes 110 arrests with 114 felony charges and 111 misdemeanor charges, 8 handguns recovered, and 748 traffic stops.

They have also seized more than 12 pounds of marijuana, 61.2 grams of cocaine, 7 grams of MDMA, 1 gram of Alpha-PVP, 18 grams of Methamphetamine, nearly half a pound of Flakka and 7.25 grams of other types of illegal drugs.

TPD says they will continue with Operation Safe Summer for several more weeks and plans to do more initiatives for safety and crime prevention in the community in upcoming months.