Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
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.