99 arrested with drugs by SLC Sheriff

99 arrested with drugs by SLC Sheriff

Sheriff Ken Mascara announced that a highway interdiction operation conducted over a two-day period led to the arrest of 99 individuals for possession of narcotics and other illicit drugs.

This operation focused on:

  • the western-bound corridors of St. Lucie Count including State Road 70 and 68
  • along with Interstate 95  Midway Road

It was conducted on March 2 and 3.

The operation included law enforcement from the Sheriff’s Office, Port St. Lucie Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, DEA, ATF and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

According to the Sheriff:

  • 750 contacts with citizens were made during the two-day operation
  • leading to 56 traffic citation
  • 275 warnings

17 equipment corrections and 99 arrests.

Of those arrested, 146 resulted in misdemeanor and 114 felony charges, most for possession of illegal drugs. These drugs included 198 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, 380 grams of marijuana edibles, 95 grams of Ecstasy, 22 grams of cocaine, 648 grams of marijuana, 28 grams of synthetic marijuana, 16 caplets of Molly, 1 gram of heroin, 61 strips of LSD, 4 hydrocodone pills and 24 pills of prescription medication not prescribed to the person who possessed it.


Interdiction of Drugs

  1. “drug interdiction — A continuum of events focused on interrupting illegal drugs smuggled by air, sea, or land. Normally consists of several phases – cueing, detection, sorting, monitoring, interception, handover, disruption, endgame, and apprehension – some which may occur simultaneously.

– See more at: https://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Drug_Interdiction#sthash.fb85wPeP.dpuf

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