December 8, 2013
Sheriff David Gee said Friday that the initiative was in response to an increase of illegal guns on the street.
Fifteen people were arrested in the operation, and the Sheriff's Office plans to serve 18 other warrants.
Gee is working with state legislators to increase prison time for felons caught in possession of firearms.
Gee wants to make it a first-degree felony instead of a second-degree felony, increasing the maximum prison time for someone with one prior felony drug conviction from 16 months to nearly three years.
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