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Police seize $45,000 in drugs, 15 illegal guns from Short North, Driving Park in single-day operation

Police seize $45,000 in drugs, 15 illegal guns from Short North, Driving Park in single-day operation

Jack McLaughlin

Columbus Police have recently concluded a special operation that took $45,000 worth of drugs and 15 illegal guns off the streets of Short North and Driving Park in a single day.

According to a press release shared by Columbus Police today, the sixth iteration of Operation Unity, a special, recurring police operation, recently focused on the Short North and Driving Park neighborhoods due to recent “violent crime trends and complaints.”

The operation took place from Sept. 23 at 6 a.m. until Sept. 24 at 6 a.m.

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Operation Unity involved a patrol officers, criminal intelligence units, major crimes detectives, SWAT,  drug crimes units and more working together strategically in both neighborhoods.

The operation resulted in:

10 felony arrests

-32 total arrests

-33 vehicles impounded

-15 illegal guns recovered

-11 search warrants served

-7 arrest warrants served

-5 liquor citations issued

-114 grams of cocaine seized

-95 grams of fentanyl seized

-9 grams of methamphetamine seized

-Street drugs worth an approximate total of $44,863 

-$3,151 cash seized

-159 traffic stops resulting in 281 citations

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