published Saturday, February 12th, 2011

40 swept up in Chattanooga police dragnet

A Chattanooga police dragnet Friday collected 40 people on charges ranging from drug offenses to theft, burglary and assault.

In a news release, spokeswoman Jerri Weary said the one-day saturation operation aimed an people wanted on warrants for a variety of crimes. She said the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service helped with the roundup.

Several gang members were arrested and officers recovered a vehicle that had been stolen from Hamilton Place mall on Friday, Weary said.

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