Suffolk County police arrested 21 people in a sweep operation in Coram on Friday to address community complaints regarding prostitution, drug sales and use, and criminal activity in parking lots on Middle Country Road, at the bus stop on Route 112 and in nearby wooded areas.

Police said the sweep led to the arrests on a total of 33 charges, which included one felony, 21 misdemeanors and 11 warrants.

“Crime in this area, especially the wooded areas along Route 112 in Coram, has become a significant quality-of-life concern and the police department is sending a clear message that we will address crime wherever it is taking place,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison said in a statement.

“I would like to thank all of the officers involved and members of the community for bringing these concerns forward helping us achieve a successful result during this important enforcement initiative,” Harrison said.

Police offered each person arrested emergency housing and mental health services.

Suffolk police completed the sweep including the Sixth Squad, the Special Operations Team, the Anti-Crime Unit, Community Oriented Police, Criminal Intelligence and a canine unit.

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