Arrests made, drugs recovered in Washington Square Park crackdown

A police crackdown at the problem-plagued Washington Square Park netted a stash of drugs and the arrests of repeat offenders, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday.

Police said five people were nabbed in the Tuesday sweep of the Greenwich Village green space, which has been the site of massive rowdy, drug-fueled and occasionally violent parties this summer.

“The community spoke & your cops heard you!” Shea tweeted.

“Yesterday, @NYPDDetectives operation in Washington Square Park led to the recovery of crystal meth, crack & 6 narco-related arrests, including: 2 men already on parole, 1 man w/ a felony warrant, & over 150 prior arrests in the group.”

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