A error in the Bridgeville Police Department’s reporting system prevented the agency from accurately tabulating the number of drug arrests made in 2015.
But police chief Chad King didn’t need the final tally to know that drugs were a leading cause of arrest in Bridgeville last year.
“[Drug arrests] were probably the highest amount of arrests we had,” he told council during a summary of last year’s crime statistics.
Among those arrests were a marijuana-growing operation that police busted after a four month investigation; the guy who had crack cocaine literally falling out of his pockets in a bar; and the numerous people carrying drugs while trying to shoplift.
Retail theft kept police busy in 2015, with 62 total arrests, including the woman who had containers of clean urine with her when police caught her.
Police arrested 47 people for driving under the influence in 2015.
More than 170 speeding tickets were issued on Bower Hill Road alone.