Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
February 28, 2013
For Immediate Release
98 ARRESTED AND 49 WEAPONS CONFISCATED IN JANUARY DISARM SWEEPS
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — During the month of January, Los Angeles County D.I.S.A.R.M. officers arrested 98 probationers, and confiscated 49 firearms and over$800,000 in illegal drugs and drug money, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
In conjunction with local law enforcement, 937 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 9,100 weapons and more than $465 million in illegal drugs and drug money and resulted in over 18,000 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 from WashingtonState.
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