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D.C. bust nets $200,000 in drugs

Armed with 46 arrest warrants, more than 200 police and drug enforcement officers rounded up hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of narcotics in a citywide drug bust Thursday.

Law enforcement officers also issued 21 search warrants, seized seven guns and confiscated more than $200,000 worth of narcotics that included cocaine, PCP, marijuana and Oxycotin, said officials from D.C. police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration at a press conference at the Kennedy Recreation Center in Northwest.

The operation targeted the areas around Trinidad Avenue and Rosedale Street in Northeast and 7th and O streets in Northwest, said D.C. police chief Cathy L. Lanier.

At least two of the arrests made Thursday are connected to recent shootings, Lanier said, adding that “significant progress” has been made in many of the investigations related to the bust.

“The arrests and the people we targeted are involved in drug distribution and much of the violence that surrounds that drug distribution,” she said.

The bust, which involved about 240 officers, began around 5 a.m. Thursday and was expected to continue throughout the day.

-- Stephanie Lee

By Lynda Robinson  |  July 15, 2010; 7:26 PM ET
Categories:  Narcotics , The District  
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