Operation Delta 146 Most Successful Warrant Sweep in Over 20 Years

Charleston Police Chief Tyke Hunt announced today the results of a warrant sweep named “Operation Delta 146.” U.S. Marshal Michael Baylous proposed this operation in honor of CPD Ptlm. Cassie Johnson who was killed in the line of duty December 3, 2020. Ptlm. Johnson worked on Delta shift and her unit number was 146 giving the operation its name.


“This warrant sweep exemplified the collaboration between several fine organizations and acted as a way to continue to honor Ptlm. Johnsons legacy,” said Chief Hunt. “The results correlated well with her work ethic. Making our city safer is exactly why she chose her profession."


Warrants were served specific to gun crimes, violent crimes, felony drug crimes, and other serious felonies. A total of 72 arrests were made, of which 29 were federal warrants, and 43 were state/local warrants. 38 guns, approximately 6 pounds of methamphetamine, approximately 2 pounds of marijuana, and a significant amount of currency were seized as part of Operation Delta 146.


The number of arrests coupled with the number of guns taken off the street made this the most successful warrant sweep in Charleston in over 20 years.


The agencies who helped the U.S. Marshal Service and Charleston Police Department with this operations were police departments from Princeton, Ironton, Barboursville, Ravenswood, and Beckley and Sheriffs deputies from Cabell, Kanawha, Putnam, Roane, Jackson, Mercer, Wyoming, and Raleigh Counties, WVDRC Parole, and the West Virginia State Police. Lissa Jordan with the ATF and Jack Sparks with the DEA also offered their agents and support.