Operation Clean Sweep

Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced today that officers from various Wayne County law enforcement agencies conducted a saturation patrol throughout Wayne County on June 23, 2021, named “Operation Clean Sweep”. The purpose of the saturation patrol was to look for drug impaired drivers and other violations related to the illegal possession of controlled substances.

Participating agencies included the Waymart Borough Police Department, the Honesdale Borough Police Department, the Hawley Borough Police Department, the Lehigh Township Police Department, the Wayne County Adult Probation Office, the Wayne County Sheriff Department, and the Wayne County Detectives.

A total of thirty-eight (38) traffic stops were conducted and nine (9) warrants were served, resulting in thirty (30) citations being issued. Three (3) arrests were also made. The Wayne County Probation Office conducted eight (8) unannounced house checks, which resulted in one (1) subject being remanded to the Wayne County Correctional Facility.

District Attorney Howell praised the work of the officers involved and reminded everyone to be safe during this long 4th of July holiday weekend.

*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.