Forty-seven people were arrested and a variety of guns and drugs were seized as part of a roundup of felony offenders in Lexington. Working with local, state and federal partners, officers from the Lexington Police Department initiated a concentrated search for individuals with active warrants on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
The roundup, as part of the national Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, focused efforts on violent offenders and those with significant charges, such as assault, wanton endangerment, sex crimes, trafficking in narcotics, high dollar thefts, probation violations for felony offenses and other serious crimes. While searching for fugitives, teams responded to several dispatched calls for service, conducted follow-up on several open cases and proactively engaged in several investigations after observing suspicious activity.
As part of this effort, multiple individuals alleged to be involved in the distribution of narcotics that led to an overdose death were arrested, as well as two people believed to be involved in trafficking significant quantities of methamphetamine and heroin at a local hotel.
The Lexington Police Department worked with the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff, Kentucky State Police, state Probation & Parole, the ATF, the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, the DEA and the U.S. Marshals Service to successfully execute the roundup. Highlights of the effort include:
- 47 arrests
- More than 60 felony warrants served
- Seven firearms seized (2 stolen)
- $8,100 cash seized
- Drugs seized:
- 270 grams methamphetamine
- 220 grams heroin
- Crack cocaine
The following individuals were charged:
FTA – Failure to Appear
PDP – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
PFO – Persistent Felony Offender
RSP – Receiving Stolen Property
TBUT – Theft by Unlawful Taking
TICS – Trafficking in Controlled Substance
Brenna Angel, Public Information Officer