PALM BEACH COUNTY — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that Operation Strike Heat took place in the north end of Palm Beach County on April 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The areas of concentration were Unincorporated West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Town of Mangonia Park and Town of Lake Park. Sixty arrests were affected for weapons related charges, narcotic related charges and driving charges. Firearms, large amounts of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, fentanyl, methamphetamine and synthetic narcotics were recovered. Majority of the arrestees were transported to the Palm Beach County Jail. Some individuals for minor offenses were released on a NTA (notice to appear) with a court date only.
The arrestees were from the following areas: West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Greenacres, Delray Beach, Lake Worth Beach, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, and the town of Okeechobee (Okeechobee County), Fort Pierce (St. Lucie County), and Milton (Santa Rosa County).