Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
September 27, 2012
For Immediate Release
158 ARRESTED AND 62 FIREARMS CONFISCATED IN AUGUST DISARM SWEEPS
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — During the month of August, Los Angeles County D.I.S.A.R.M. officers arrested 158 probationers and confiscated 62 firearms and over $1.56 million in illegal drugs and drug money, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
In conjunction with local law enforcement, 1280 searches were conducted of probationers who, as a condition of probation, are subject to unannounced searches targeting guns, drugs and other contraband.
Since its implementation in February of 2000, the D.I.S.A.R.M. program has seized over 8,770 weapons and more than $384 million in illegal drugs and drug money and resulted in 17,700 arrests. Nearly 10 percent of probationers searched in this program have been found to be out of compliance with the terms of their probation.
D.I.S.A.R.M was initiated by Supervisor Antonovich following the tragic August 1999 shootings at the North Valley Jewish Community Center and the murder of a postal worker by Buford Furrow, an armed felon on probation fromWashingtonState.
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