Killeen: Police arrest 48 in neighborhood crackdown, seize guns, drugs

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Published: Mar. 4, 2020 at 3:20 PM CST
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Police made 48 arrests and seized guns and drugs during a two-day crackdown from Feb. 28 to Feb. 29 focused on preventing gun violence in the area of Loma Vista Parkway and Cantabrian Drive as part of a collaboration with federal and state agencies on Project Safe Neighborhoods through which the Killeen Police Department received funding.

“Special enforcement operations will be conducted over the remainder of this year focusing on narcotics and gang involvement, which are a precursor to gun violence in most occasions,” Commander Ronnie Supak said in a press release Wednesday.

Of the 48 arrests, 21 were drug-related, eight were for unlawfully carrying a weapon, four were for felon in possession of a firearm and six others involved outstanding warrants.

With assistance from the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Apprehension Task Force and the Texas Department of Public Safety, officers recovered 12 guns, 460.2 grams of marijuana, 4.8 grams of methamphetamine and 15 grams of ecstasy.

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