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Operation Dirty Boy raids

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13abc got an exclusive look at some of the guns Toledo confiscated off the streets during a series of raids on Friday. The guns and drugs were seized during the Toledo Police Departments Operation Dirty Boy raid in honor of fallen detective Keith Dressel. He died in the line of duty seven years ago.      

These are some of the guns taken off the streets during TPD's operation dirty boy raids.

"Its been a violent winter so far in the last sweep we confiscated 22 weapons 16 handguns and 6 long guns. That's 22 guns less on the street," said Deputy Chief George Kral.

Its the most guns ever confiscated in a sweep. Toledo's recorded five murders so far this year and numerous shootings.    Deputy Chief George Kral gave 13abc an exclusive look inside TPD's crime lab as they test fired the weapons.

"We run them through our records section to see if they are stolen. A trace is done for  every weapon through to see if they've been used in any other type of crimes," said Deputy Chief George Kral.  

Many of the illegal weapons were taken out of the hands of criminals. Toledo police say 66 people are facing charges. More raids are scheduled for the future as TPD works to fight gun violence on the streets of Toledo.
      
"Theres nothing positive for the guns being here. Less guns less violence less killings anything that's going to stop that I don't have a problem with," said Jeff Jordan a concerned resident.  

The searches also turned up more than $85,000 in drug money, heroin and cocaine.

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