Three-day sweep nets drugs, suspects, guns in Toledo


A three-day police sweep in Toledo netted more than $89,000 in illegal drugs, 111 suspects, and various firearms.

The Toledo Police Department conducted the citywide operation, Dirty Boy IV, from Wednesday through Friday, according to a news release issued by Chief Derrick Diggs. The sweep is done annually in remembrance of the late Detective Keith Dressel and other Toledo police officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Drugs confiscated during the sweep included:

  • 4 ¼ lbs. of marijuana, valued at $6,775;
  • 188 pills – scheduled pharmaceuticals, valued at $3,240;
  • 4.1 ounces of heroin, valued at $76,410;
  • 20.5 grams of cocaine, valued at $2,700.

Also seized in were $26,353 in U.S. currency, seven handguns, and five long guns.

During the operation 111 people were charged with a total of 95 felony and 66 misdemeanor offenses. There were also four felony warrants and 161 misdemeanor warrants served during the sweep. One hundred traffic citations were also issued.

The raids were carried out by units of the Toledo Police Vice Narcotics Unit, the Toledo Metro Drug Task Force Unit, the Toledo Police Gang Unit, and the Toledo Police Department Swat teams. Also assisting were officers from the University of Toledo, troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.