Over 200 people have been arrested in a two-week joint operation by law enforcement in Madison and Shelby counties in Tennessee.
Officials announced that they arrested 214 people in “Operation Bluff City Blues,” which targeted violence and gang activities. The operation targeted those with outstanding state and federal warrants for everything from homicide to drug distribution to assault.
“Make no mistake about it: These 214 people who are now in custody represent the worst of the worst,” United States District Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news conference Monday. “The most violent offenders, gang-related offenders, people who have been committing violent crimes in our communities including aggravated assault, homicide, drug offenses, carjackings and other types of offenses.”
In addition to the arrested, officials seized 28 firearms, four stolen vehicles, $17,240 in cash and nearly 772 grams of cocaine, heroin, crack and marijuana during the operation.