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78 individuals arrested in Montgomery in a collaborative operation

Several law enforcement agencies have recently revealed the success of their joint operation named Operation Hot Wash in Montgomery, resulting in the arrest of many individuals. This news was announced on Tuesday.

Multiple local, state, and federal departments worked together in a cooperative effort for the operation from July 16-29. The U.S. Marshals Service of the Middle District of Alabama, Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force, Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, FBI and other federal partners all played a crucial role in the operation’s success.

During Tuesday’s press conference, Montgomery Police Chief Darryl Albert announced the success of Operation Hot Wash, which yielded 140 contacts, including traffic stops, resulting in 78 arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs and firearms. The two-week operation led to the confiscating of marijuana, crack cocaine, powder, pharmaceutical pills, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.

According to the chief, the arrested individuals face various felony and misdemeanour charges.

Albert says Operation Hot Wash is a testament to the team’s dedication to building a safer community. He highlights the collaborative effort between local, state, and federal professionals and their commitment to positively impacting the community.

Jonathan Ross, the first assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, praised the collaborative efforts of law enforcement in achieving their goal. He remarked that this operation proves what can be accomplished when different agencies work together towards a joint mission.

According to Albert, operations like this will persist at undisclosed locations and times.

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