Sheriff’s deputies announced the arrests today of 50 Coachella Valley residents for various drug-related crimes during a sweep that also resulted in the seizure of weapons and stolen vehicles.
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The operation was largely centered in the city of Coachella, as well as other unincorporated areas throughout the eastern Coachella Valley.
Sheriff’s deputies say the sweep — which stretched from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday — focused on “subjects suspected of being in possession of or under the influence of controlled substances.”
Along with the arrests, sheriff’s deputies found “methamphetamine, heroin, drug paraphernalia, various weapons and several recovered stolen vehicles,” according to a sheriff’s statement.
The majority of suspects were arrested on suspicion of drug crimes.