CHICAGO, IL – On Friday, July 21, less than 2 weeks after the launch of Operation LeGend, United States Attorney Tim Garrison announced 97 arrests by local and federal law enforcement officers.
Eleven of those arrestees taken into custody between July 15 and July 31 have been charged with additional federal charges. Out of those 11, nine have been charged with illegally possessing firearms, one defendant charged with trafficking drugs and another charged with carjacking.
Out of the remaining 88 arrestees, 49 of those were fugitives with federal or state warrants for their arrest, and the remaining 39 non-fugitive arrests were deferred to the state court for prosecution. There were several other offenses cited in the arrest affidavits, to include, assault, robbery, child molestation, sexual assault, and homicide.
During these arrests, Federal agents and local officers seized 35 firearms, nearly three kilograms of methamphetamine, hundreds of miscellaneous pills such as: Oxycontin and Ecstasy, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and nearly $40,000 in cash. more