Major Operation Nets 236 Arrests, 28 Guns, 3 Meth Labs, $17K cash Friday, April 05, 2013
Sheriff Wayne Ivey and Chief John Lau have announced the culmination of a 60-day intensive enforcement operation dubbed, “Operation Clean Sweep”, which resulted in 236 arrests and the seizure of 28 firearms, 3 Meth labs dismantled, and the seizure of $17,000.00 in cash.
With a spike in violent crime, both agencies partnered together to take a zero tolerance approach to eliminate the growing threat to our community. The Titusville Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Department of Corrections (Probation & Parole), ATF/Cease Fire Task Force, DEA and the GAMEOVER Task Force to address violent crime.
The goals of this operation were to target violent criminals and to identify associates committing drug sales, possession of concealed weapons, active warrants, violations of probation and any other criminal activity in north Brevard.
The emphasis was directed towards documenting active gang members as well as enforcing all applicable criminal state statutes. The focus was to utilize probation compliance checks on violent criminals in conjunction with probation officers to enforce the terms of court ordered release conditions by conducting residential checks and enforcing curfews.
Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated, "I commend the efforts by all involved in this operation, which was a total success for our communities. By combining resources and removing those who refuse to live by the law we hope that our message was delivered loud and clear, there is absolutely no room in Brevard County for those who choose to victimize and torment our citizens. But we are more than willing to make room in the County Jail!"
Titusville Police Department interim Chief John Lau stated, "If you are a violent criminal operating in north Brevard, you are done! We are taking a zero tolerance approach to threats to our community and law enforcement officers”.
• $17,000 in U.S. currency seized • Various quantities of cocaine, marijuana and pharmaceuticals seized
Interim Chief John Lau and Sheriff Wayne Ivey address media at culmination of operation
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