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Police: 34 arrests made in Evanston crime sweep

District 2 Captain Jeff Butler revealed the results of the investigation Thursday in a press conference. (FOX19) District 2 Captain Jeff Butler revealed the results of the investigation Thursday in a press conference. (FOX19)
EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Police have made 34 arrests over a six month crime sweep in Evanston.

The arrests, on charges of drug trafficking, drug possession, weapons under disability, aggravated robbery and felonious assault, targeted individuals believed to be directly associated with violent crime in Evanston, according to District 2 Captain Jeff Butler.

36 suspects were identified in February and 74 percent of them have been arrested or charged since. Butler called the investigation a success Thursday during a press conference.

"Significant impact players within the community were identified and apprehended during the process," Butler said.

14 firearms, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana and more than $77,000 in cash were seized in the 12 search warrants served in the sweep.

Not all suspects arrested were residents of Evanston, Butler said. The investigation revealed people were coming from neighborhoods throughout Cincinnati to engage in drug trafficking and violence.

Authorities say they will continue to search for the 7 suspects who have not been located.

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