Clearwater, Florida -- Thirteen people are waking up in the Pinellas County Jail this morning after attempting to elude the law.
Clearwater Police rounded up the individuals during a routine felon roundup in the city. Officers were in search of 150 people with active felony warrants that run the gamut from drug charges to grand theft.
"Many people are aware of the fact that they're wanted, many people don't want to go to jail, so many people don't actively turn themselves in," said Lt. James Kleinsorge, "If we don't turn across them during our daily operations, operations like this, we'll actively seek them out."
Clearwater Police teamed up with the Florida Department of Corrections for this operation.
In addition to the 13 arrests, officers evicted 12 people from the Budget Hotel and made 2 additional narcotics arrests.
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