“An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information regarding the quantity of drugs seized. We apologize for the error. The story has been updated to reflect the facts.”
DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – The Danville Police Department reports that a five-day operation has resulted in 31 arrests and the seizure of multiple guns and narcotics.
Police say ‘Operation Blitz’ was focused on violent offenders and fugitives linked to firearm-related offenses. Members of the Violent Crime Gang Unit, Vice Narcotics Unit, Crime Deterrence & Interdiction Unit, and the Criminal Investigations Section used data analysis, covert surveillance operations, traffic interdiction, and fugitive apprehension, to obtain and execute residential search warrants.
Numerous new cases are being developed for future prosecution. The operation resulted in the discovery and seizure of the following:
- 11 firearms
- 244 grams of cocaine
- 262 grams of methamphetamine
- 72 grams of fentanyl
- 4.7 pounds of marijuana
- 31 criminal arrests
The Danville Police Department says the operation is an example of the department’s “focused deterrent model to reduce violence through proactive and predictive policing using data driven activities and accountability through the stratified model of policing.”
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