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Feds Go After "Violent Criminals" in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri

DECEMBER 8, 2004 - Posted at 8:12 a.m. CST

 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Authorities have executed warrants for 25 men in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri on federal firearms and drug trafficking charges.

U.S. Attorney James Martin said yesterday's arrests resulted from a 14-month long investigation.  The probe targeted violent criminals in the Missouri Bootheel and northeast Arkansas along the Interstate-55 corridor.

It is part of the federal Project Safe Neighborhoods, whose goal is to reduce gun crime.  Over the last four years, more than $1 billion has been committed to the effort nationwide.

Eighteen of the 25 defendants were taken into custody and appeared in federal court yesterday.

The arrests were made in Caruthersville, Hayti, Hayti Heights, Portageville, Sikeston, and Kennett in Missouri, as well as Blytheville in Arkansas.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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