DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)— The Dothan Police Department released a statement describing the seizure of a multitude of guns and illegal drugs and put out a warning to all violent criminals in the city.

Over the past two weeks, Dothan Police have successfully recovered a number of illegal firearms and narcotics through a department effort with sectoral patrol techniques, and multiple search warrants being executed.

Thirty-six firearms, over one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, one pound of synthetic cannabinoid, several hundred ecstasy pills, crack cocaine, cocaine, marijuana, and around $30,000 have been seized. 

The Dothan Police Department will strive to protect the citizens of our community while working with our partners to include the Houston County District Attorney’s Office and Federal Law Enforcement agencies. Dothan will not give in to the criminal element and serve notice that violent criminals will be targeted for the foreseeable future.

Dothan Police Department Release

DPD says they have put new strategies in place to fight violent crime, and more are being worked on for the future.

Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza will be holding a press conference at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2 to further discuss the recent drug and firearm-related arrests.

Over the past few weeks, Dothan has seen an uptick in violent gun-related crimes, including the still-unsolved murder of Samuel Jeffrey Gray, the double murder of two Dothan women, and the deadly Peanut Festival Parade shooting.