City police arrested eight people, issued 646 motor vehicle violations, and recovered 1020 packets of heroin during a special crime suppression operation on Thursday, said police director Jerry Speziale.
A preliminary report of the crime detail reveals an extremely successful operation that resulted in the recovery of a large amount of narcotics that included crack-cocaine, marijuana, and powder cocaine.
The director said police officers issued 502 moving violations, 144 parking tickets, and towed 49 vehicles. He also said 23 summonses were issued for municipal ordinance violations.One stolen vehicle was recovered, said the director.
Four people were arrested on outstanding warrants. And two people were arrested for trespassing and two more on drug charges.
In all police arrested eight people, said the director.
Speziale said officers also recovered 1020 glassines of heroin, 29 baggies of crack-cocaine, eight baggies of marijuana, and 20 grams of powder cocaine.
The city police Emergency Response Team and Traffic Division conducted the operation on Thursday.
The city’s Ceasefire Unit was also deployed at hotspots throughout the city and it issued more than a dozen ordinance violations which are included in the count.
Speziale said the special crime suppression detail was deployed on Thursday instead of during its regular Saturday.