Clearwater Police this week conducted a two-day sweep that resulted in the arrest of seven people on drug-related charges and the seizure of about $17,000 worth of crack cocaine.
Seven guns – including an assault rifle — also were seized during the serving of search warrants Tuesday and Wednesday at multiple locations. Two of those guns had been reported stolen by their prior owners. Three vehicles, marijuana and cash also were seized in addition to the cocaine.
The arrests stemmed from an extensive investigation by detectives. Many of those arrested have lengthy prior criminal records for similar offenses.
“Getting these guns out of the hands of criminals and getting these drugs off the streets is a huge deal,” said Clearwater Police Chief Tony Holloway. “We want these drug dealers to know that we’re watching them, and we’re coming for them.”
The search warrants were served at 1616 N. Madison St., 207 S. Pennsylvania Ave., 1714 Bentley St. and 1408 Arden Ave.
Other pictures of those arrested can be found on the Clearwater Police Facebook page.
Source: Clearwater Police Department