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Multi-Agency Saturation Results In Arrests

Saturday, August 03, 2019 | 09:09am

PARIS – More than a dozen known gang members are facing serious charges today following a multi-agency operation aimed at enhancing public safety in Tennessee.  The pro-active initiative sought to reduce the active warrants for high-risk and known gang members who are under the supervision of the TDOC and other West Tennessee jurisdictions.

The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Office of Investigation and Compliance and the TDOC Community Supervision District 61 Office participated in the joint multiple agency operation, which was conducted in the city of Paris and Henry County.

The saturation resulted in the arrest or citation of 15 individuals; among that number were 7 offenders who were currently on community supervision. Additionally, the Tennessee Highway Patrol issued 28 citations with 34 contacts.

Seized during the operation were two weapons, approximately a half pound of methamphetamine and several small amounts of marijuana. More arrests could come as the investigation continues.

Agencies involved in the saturation include Tennessee Department of Correction Office of Investigation and Compliance, Tennessee Department of Correction Community Supervision District 61, Paris Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, 24th Judicial District Gang Task Force, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson Police Department Gang Unit, McKenzie Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, and the United States Marshal’s Service.

Thank you to all who participated to help make our Tennessee communities a safer place.