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Drugs, weapons swept off streets in memory of fallen Toledo Police officers
Posted: 02.24.2014 at 3:32 PM
Amulya Raghuveer

Amulya is the Director of Digital Content and Community Relations at NBC 24.

Over $100,000 in drugs and weapons were removed from the streets of Toledo over the weekend in remembrance of fallen officers.

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TOLEDO -- Over $100,000 in drugs and weapons were removed from the streets of Toledo over the weekend in remembrance of fallen officers.

Toledo Police conducted operation Dirty Boy VII from Friday through Sunday. The annual sweep is performed in honor of Detective Keith Dressel and other Toledo Police officers who gave their life in the line of duty.

Over $85,000 in illegal drugs were seized in the operation, including 8.5 lbs of marijuana, 36 marijuana plants, 129 scheduled pharmaceutical pills, 10 grams of heroin and 52.2 grams of crack cocaine.

Raids also turned up 16 handguns, six long guns and $18,744 in U.S. currency.

Officers with the Toledo Police Department's Vice Narcotics, Toledo Metro Drug Task Force, Gang Unit and SWAT Team charged 66 people with 91 felony and 71 misdemeanor offenses. One felony and 65 misdemeanor warrants were served in the sweep.

READ: 'Dirty Boy VI' raids take over $100k in drugs, guns off Toledo streets

Dressel was gunned down by then 15-year-old Robert Jobe during a 2007 stop in north Toledo. Jobe is currently serving an 18-years-to-life sentence.

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