Members of a D.C. police vice unit raided a Northeast Washington apartment last night and confiscated nearly a quarter of a million dollars' worth of drugs -- about 2.4 pounds of cocaine and an ounce of heroin -- and a luxury sedan as part of its ongoing Operation Clean Sweep, a police spokesman said. Two men were arrested during the raid.
Capt. William White III, a D.C. police spokesman, said the total value of the drugs seized yesterday by 4th District officers was more than $233,000.
He said the raid was the result of a drug purchase by an undercover police officer.
The raid occurred around 5 p.m. yesterday at an apartment at 490 Taylor St. NE, White said.
White said police acted on information provided by others who had been arrested on drug-related charges and had told police that drugs were being sold at the Taylor Street apartment.
After the undercover officer made a drug purchase in the apartment, White said, the vice squad officers obtained a search warrant from D.C. Superior Court.
Reginald Anthony White, 30, of the Taylor Street address, and Anthony Bernard Fultz, 28, of 803 Decatur St. NW, were arrested in the incident, White said. They were charged with violating the controlled substance act and possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.
They are scheduled to be arraigned today, he said.
The cocaine found in the apartment had an estimated street value of $227,000, White said, and the heroin was valued at $6,000. Police also confiscated a 1982 Mercedes- Benz 450, he said.
Yesterday's arrests and seizures brought the total value of drugs seized in Operation Clean Sweep since Aug. 31 to more than $8.5 million, White said. The operation has also netted 318 cars.