Dothan Police set out early Wednesday morning to arrest 41 people implicated in a narcotics investigation that lasted for months and before lunch time they had over half in custody.
A 20-man team of Dothan Police and U.S. Marshals set out at 5:00AM to go through a list of addresses collected in the past few months by undercover investigators.
The full team arrested Donnie Smith first, who had previously admitted to carrying a gun.
After that, the team then split up to make as many arrests as possible before suspects woke up. And they did; arrest, after arrest, after arrest.
By 8:00AM rolled around, 14 people had already been taken into custody, with prior charges for everything from possession of drugs, to the chemical of a child.
Sgt. Governor Jackson with the Dothan Narcotics Unit said, “The address that we have is one thing, but them being at that address as you see, can be surprising because they may not be there when you get there. So we may have to locate them at another address."
There were two arrests made in the morning of individuals who weren't originally on the list; drugs and a firearm were seized as well as a vehicle that had drug residue inside of it.
Lt. David Jay of the Dothan Police Department said, "I think things are going well. We have 21 suspects we've been able to arrest on warrants. We've actually drove on another drug deal in progress so I feel like it's a good day to get drug dealers off the streets in Dothan."
Operation Crackdown saw 23 arrests before noon on Wednesday, helping the ongoing war on drugs in Dothan.
Police are asking if you have any knowledge of drug activity in your neighborhood, to call Crime Stoppers at 793-7000.
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