During the month of May, Los Angeles County D.I.S.A.R.M. officers conducted 971 searches and confiscated 47 weapons including 15 handguns, 2 assault rifles, and over $4 million in illegal drugs and drug money.
In conjunction with local law enforcement, probation officers conducted searches of probationers who, as a condition of probation, are subject to unannounced searches targeting guns, drugs and other contraband.
Nearly 14 percent of probationers searched in this program were out of compliance with the terms of theirprobation.
Since its implementation in February of 2000, the D.I.S.A.R.M. program has seized 9,552 weapons and more than $530 million in illegal drugs and drug money and made nearly 20,000 arrest.
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 Washington State.