Photo Gallery | Drug Sweep
On March 13th, 2012 and the days following the Portsmouth Police Department arrested 16 people as a result of several undercover operations. Additionally, there are five subjects still at large who have yet to be arrested. All subjects arrested were charged with either selling controlled drugs or possessing them. The majority of the drugs sold and purchased were prescription drugs along with Heroin and Marijuana.
The Portsmouth Police Department continues to aggressively target street level sales of drugs along with other drug related activity. With the recent upswing in violent crimes in the City the police department will maintain its active approach in arresting those responsible for drug related offenses as is more often the case, crimes of violence, robberies etc. are often drug related.