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St. Pete Beach Police Arrest 14 in Drug Bust

By Kathy Curtis
News Producer, 820 News

The St. Pete Beach Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office are in the process of concluding a joint narcotic investigation aimed at mid-level drug dealers living within the city limits of St. Pete Beach.

At approx 7:00 pm on Thursday night, Officers conducted a narcotics “roundup” named OPERATION CRACK BACK.

Operation Crack Back began with multiple arrest teams fanning the area in an attempt to locate/ arrest 22 suspects.

Of these 22 suspects targeted in the sting, 4 were apprehended prior to last night’s roundup.

At this time 14 suspects have been charged.

The remaining suspects are at large, and detectives are actively searching for them.

This joint operation is a culmination of efforts by the Officers and Detectives of the St. Pete Beach Police Department and Detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office as well as numerous concerned citizens of St. Pete Beach.