Friday, September 30, 2011

Two-day operation targeted violent offenders in suburban areas

Press Release:

Kansas City Police and their local and federal partners went after violent crime suspects in the suburban areas of the city in a special operation that took place Sept. 28 and 29. Police served 13 search warrants and conducted 85 knock-and-talks in south Kansas City and the Northland. The two-day initiative, one day in south Kansas City and the second in the Northland, resulted in numerous arrests and the recovery of guns and narcotics. The initiative also led law enforcement to two marijuana grow operations and the arrest of several individuals involved in an organized shoplifting ring that plagued multiple jurisdictions on both sides of the state line.

The results are:

* 25 warrants cleared

* 25 new arrests

* Narcotics recovered

- 36,354 grams of marijuana

- 5.1 grams of cocaine

- 269.2 grams of K2

- 2.5 grams of pills

- 1 gram of methamphetamine

* 5 firearms

* 10 arrests for prostitution

Local agencies who participated in the initiative include Clay, Jackson and Platte County Prosecutors’ Offices, Platte County Sheriff’s Office and Grandview Police Department. Federal agencies included the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Marshals Service and Drug Enforcement Administration.