Officers "Surprise" Parolees With a Visit

Officers suit up for the compliance checks since most targets have a violent past

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    More than 200 law enforcement agents from multiple agencies paid surprise visits to recently released prisoners on Tuesday.

    Operation "Tip The Scale" targeted about a hundred former prisoners who live in North County communities from Carlsbad to Solana Beach.

    Officers "Surprise" Parolees, Find Violators

    [DGO] Officers Serve Compliance Checks
    Operation Tip The Scale targets about a hundred former prisoners who live in North County communities from Carlsbad to Solana Beach. NBC 7's Tony Shin reports.

    Probation officers found at least two dozen who had violated the conditions of their release including a Cardiff man who had a jar full of marijuana in his home.

    "A lot of these guys have a violent history even though they were released on less serious crimes, some of their priors were very violent,"said Supervising Probation officer Jason Druxman.

    Drugs are also a big issue and that's why counselors were on hand at a command post in Encinitas to offer treatment options.