State police said they arrested more than 70 people in the greater New Castle area, during an eight-hour crime crackdown.
The operation was partly to address what police called “ongoing quality of life issues” in the area. They focused on areas around New Castle Avenue, U.S. 13, South Market Street and the U.S. 40 corridor.
The crackdown covered a wide range of crime, with police clearing 106 warrants and making a number of criminal arrests; seizing more than 2,000 grams of marijuana, 0.693 gram of heroin, 55 narcotics pills, 0.6 gram of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, almost $3,500 in drug proceeds and a Glock 9mm handgun; and even making a DUI arrest, police said.
The “enforcement blitz” involved several police agencies, including Delaware State Police, New Castle County police and Newport police.