FBI Kicks in Doors and Arrests 18 in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The FBI has arrested 18 individuals on federal drug trafficking and weapons charges in the Mississippi Delta. The announcement was made at a press conference in Cleveland Tuesday broadcast live on deltadailynews.com by Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi Christopher Freeze, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi Chad Lamar and Cleveland Police Chief Charles Bingham. The arrests come following an extensive investigation into violent street gang activity following an increase in violent crime in the Mississippi Delta. The subjects are scheduled to make their initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District on Mississippi today. The case was investigated by the FBI Jackson Division’s Oxford Resident Agency, under the umbrella of the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force. Agencies assisting with the investigation and arrests were the Cleveland Police Department, United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, United States Marshals Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. For a complete list of the names of those arrested visit this story online at deltadailynews.com.


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