ANTIOCH -- Police arrested a homicide suspect and seized drugs and weapons during a crackdown in eastern Contra Costa County last week.
The sweep, targeting suspects with felony warrants, was part of the city's effort to reduce violent crime and took place over five days, according to Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando posted details about the crackdown on the department's Facebook page.
In all, police arrested 87 people, seized 11 guns, 6 ounces of cocaine, 2 ounces of marijuana and 75 prescription pills, Cantando said.
Police did not identify the slaying suspect, nor did they release any information about the victim or when it took place or where.
Also arrested was a suspect wanted for vehicular manslaughter, Cantando said.
"This was the most successful and largest-scale operation of this type ever held in East Contra Costa County," Cantando posted. "The communication and teamwork displayed by all involved was absolutely phenomenal."
More than 150 law enforcement agencies took part in the sweep, including police departments in Brentwood, Pittsburg, Oakley and Concord, the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol. The U.S. Marshal's Service, Oakland and San Francisco police departments, and San Mateo and San Francisco County sheriff's offices also were involved.
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