21 arrests counted in 'Crackdown' operation

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A combined sweep by Gwinnett police and the Georgia Department of Corrections Probation and Parole resulted in 21 arrests and seizures of drugs and other criminal possessions, officials said Tuesday.

Participating agencies called the 12-hour operation "Crackdown," which wrapped at 6 a.m. Friday. Twenty-two Gwinnett police officers from Community Response Teams across the county joined 16 Department of Corrections officers in addition to K-9 teams.

At the DOC's request, the sweep's focus was 100 active probationers or parolees whom the DOC had identified as having a strong probability to re-offend, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter. The detail consisted of warrant services and compliance checks, he said.

Across Gwinnett, officers checked 32 locations, making 17 felony and four misdemeanor arrests and seizing 464 grams of marijuana, two grams of methamphetamine and 29 prescription pills. Also found were two stolen credit cards, two stolen Georgia ID cards and $1,000, Ritter said.

Pleased with the operation, Gwinnett police Chief Charles Walters plans to make similar operations a regular occurrence in Gwinnett, Ritter said.


Scribeofreason 3 years, 2 months ago

I am pretty sure parole is separate from the Georgia department of corrections. But hey, what's fact checking for anyways?


roaads1 3 years, 2 months ago

This is why crime in Gwinnett is lower than other counties near it.


WHATSTHAT 3 years, 2 months ago

They need to focus on the drugs and prostution in Buford. You would think with that new Civic Center going up that Phillip Beard would want to clean up the town where people would want to come to events, especially around the area of the center. I would like to see them lockup all the dealers and run the hookers to another town. It is sad when a teenage girl will have sex with anything just for a high that never last. Come on Mr. Beard, get off the stick and clean up your City. You don't want all that hard work to be a big flop do you?


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