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Warrant Round Up nets 85 Arrest



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Warrant Round Up Nets 85 Arrest

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Sheriff Jonathan Horton calls 'Operation RACK EM UP' a success.  Warrant roundup in Etowah County nets 85. 

"A thick stack of warrants and hard work from Agents and Investigators inspired, "Operation RACK EM UP,' for Etowah County's latest warrant roundup, states Sheriff Jonathon Horton.

By 6am Wednesday Agents with the county's Drug Enforcement Unit, along with Etowah County Deputies and police officers from Gadsden, Gadsden State, Glencoe, Southside, Altoona, Rainbow City, Sardis and Attalla, even U.S. Marshals, fanned out across the county, with four teams covering Gadsden and outlying parts of Etowah County.

They were armed with 171 warrants, on individuals. Most being for Drug Trafficking, Distribution, Possession and a few for SORNA violations and other felonies. 85 Arrest were made, some of those suspects will face extra charges as agents, and Officers confiscated various drugs, drug paraphernalia, including scales. These number are expected to rise, there have already been individuals contacting bondsman to make arrangements to turn themselves in.

"The teamwork that was displayed on Wednesday was exceptional! It shows everyone in Etowah County is on the same team and can work together. Teamwork and communication are essential for successful operations and we are fortunate to have both. A huge thank you to the citizens of this county for all the tips you submit us because tips play a vital role in our success." states Sheriff Jonathon Horton."