The Toledo Police Gang Force, the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the FBI conducted the "criminal interdiction special" from 2 p.m. through 11 p.m. Thursday. The task force also served 10 felony warrants and 10 misdemeanor warrants, made 16 misdemeanor on-view arrests, issued 123 misdemeanor warrants, and issued 66 traffic citations. Authorities said they seized $800 worth of marijuana, $1,100 worth of cocaine, and $200 in other drugs, including heroin.
Police said the sweep was to combat crime and gun violence attributed to the increase in gang-related activity in the city. The police helicopter was used for increased surveillance, police said....