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The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office has announced the completion of an eight-day crime suppression effort called Operation One Star.

Contraband collected during Operation One Star conducted by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. Photo courtesy of GCSO.

More than 95 deputies and eight crime analysts participated in the operation from the following areas: Uniform Warrants, Fugitive Unit, Extraditions Unit, Mental Health Task Force, Civil Processing Unit, Family Violence Unit, Trafficking and Child Exploitation Unit, Transportation Unit, K-9 Unit, Gang Task Force Unit, Jail Intelligence Unit, Professional Standards Section, Sex Offenders Unit and Training Section.

Over the course of eight days, deputies encountered 267 suspects, with 22 (12%) of those suspects possessing firearms. Overall, 65 suspects were apprehended, 155 arrest warrants were obtained and 189 citations were issued.

“By utilizing this form of proactive policing, our agency uses collective efforts to target serious drug, gang, and human trafficking-related crimes that impact our communities,” a news release from GCSO states. Operation One Star is just the beginning of how the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office plans to dismantle criminal activity that endangers our communities.”

FEATURED IMAGE: Deputies with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office conduct an arrest during Operation One Star. Photo courtesy of GCSO. 

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