Toledo police officers made 136 arrests and seized more than $11,000 in drugs during a 10-day enforement period in Central Toledo.
From April 12 to 21, police focused on an area bounded by Monroe, Dorr, North Detroit and Upton streets because of quality of life issues in the area involving gang activity, drug sales and traffic violations, according to a news release. Police also relied on input from the Block Watch and other organizations to target problem locations.
During the enforcement period, police also served 368 warrants on wanted people and issued 364 traffic citations. In addition to the police response, other City of Toledo departments also took part by cleaning up the area and identifying buildings for demolition.
A follow up meeting with community leaders is scheduled for April 30 at the Monroe Street United Methodist Church at 6 p.m.