Search finds drugs, guns, cash at Mississippi man's home – Washington Times

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi man has been arrested after law enforcement officers searched his home and found drugs, guns and cash.

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy, in a news release Friday, said 58-year-old Wayne Wadel Jr., of Picayune, faces two counts of sale of a controlled substance and possession with intent to transfer. Wadel was arrested Thursday and transported to the Hancock County Adult Detention Center. It was unknown if he’s represented by an attorney.

Agents seized about 50 units of Oxycodone, an opioid/prescription painkiller. In addition, Dowdy says agents seized an undisclosed amount of cash, 48 rifles, shotguns and handguns.

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Oxnard police launch anonymous tip line to gather info on illegal guns – Ventura County Star

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Oxnard police have set up an anonymous tip line for reporting people illegally in possession of guns. 

The Oxnard Police Department and Ventura County Crime Stoppers partnered to launch the line. 

Its creation comes a week after the city reported three homicides in a span of a few days. Nine homicides have been reported so far in the city this year, compared to the 12 reported in all of 2016.

Since March 5, authorities have made 24 arrests in connection with weapons violations; 13 of those people were prohibited from possessing guns, police said. People prohibited from possessing a gun include anyone convicted

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Metro police take 9 guns off street in one day – WKRN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police say they have taken a total of nine guns off the street in one day.

According to police, six were taken by officers with the North Precinct and three others were collected by the gang unit during different scenarios.

Two guns were taken during a traffic stop while officers were responding to a shots fired call.

Police said the driver admitted to firing the shots and the gun actually turned out to be stolen. His 17-year-old passenger also had a gun.

So far, Metro police has taken 920 guns off the streets this year, which is about six guns a day.

“You never know out of that 920 guns, how many lives have we saved, how fewer people have been shot, how many people did not get a gun pointed at them during a road rage incident,” said Commander Terrance Graves.

Commander Graves added the department wants the public to know officers are working to keep everyone safe and get criminals off the street, and a lot of times, that happens during traffic stops.

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Daughter, her boyfriend steal dad's guns, Nazi memorabilia, more, charges say – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

These are some of the memorabilia items recovered from an area home burglary as seen Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Clay County Sheriff's Office in Moorhead. Dave Wallis / The Forum

These are some of the memorabilia items recovered from an area home burglary as seen Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Moorhead. Dave Wallis / The Forum

A woman and her boyfriend are accused of stealing roughly $80,000 worth of collectibles, including Nazi memorabilia and four guns, from her father’s home in northwestern Minnesota.

Amber Hedstrom and Justin Marlen were each charged Thursday in Clay County District Court in Moorhead with nine counts of felony theft.

Amber Hedstrom and Justin Marlen

Hedstrom’s father told investigators that he let Hedstrom, 27, and her children stay at his rural Barnesville home while he was out of town April 9 to 15. When he returned, he noticed things were missing, including collectibles, knives, brass knuckles, two handguns, two shotguns, jewelry, prescription medications, electronics and tools, according to a criminal complaint.

Hedstrom’s father reported the theft April 16, and investigators learned that his daughter allegedly let Marlen, 32, take the items from the home, the complaint said.

Detroit Lakes police later found some of the stolen property while executing a search warrant in another case. The man who had the property told police he received it from Marlen, the complaint said.

Among the items recovered were a few pieces of Nazi memorabilia: a sheet of stamps with Adolf Hitler’s profile, an oversize card with Hitler’s image and an employment record book issued by the German Reich, according to the Clay County sheriff’s office.

Also recovered were boxing gloves signed by boxers Ken Norton and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, a Bowie knife, coins, cash, polished rocks and a virtual-reality device, the complaint said.

These are some of the memorabilia items recovered from an area home burglary as seen Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Moorhead. Dave

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Nearly 50 tied to Two-Six street gang charged with dealing guns, drugs – Chicago Tribune

Federal and local authorities have charged nearly 50 members or associates of the Gangster Two-Six Nation street gang accused of dealing guns and drugs on Chicago’s South Side and surrounding suburbs.

The investigation, dubbed “Operation Bunny Trap” in a nod to the gang’s rabbit symbol, uncovered gun and drug dealing inside a pizza parlor in the Brighton Park neighborhood as well as numerous other illegal gun deals, including in January in the parking lot of a South Loop grocery store, authorities said.

The charges describe illegal firearm transactions in several other neighborhoods on the South Side, including Chicago Lawn, Clearing, Chatham and Englewood, as well as the suburbs of Berwyn, Homewood and Alsip.

Among those charged was Francisco “Smokey” Sanchez, 50, a reputed Two-Six leader who works as a “violence interrupter” for the anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois, according to a law enforcement source. A CeaseFire representative could not immediately be reached for comment.

“This is one gang in Chicago, and this is not the only gang that our law enforcement efforts are looking at,” Acting U.S. Attorney Joel Levin told reporters Friday in the lobby of the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.

The investigation spanned more than two years and resulted in seizures of about 120 firearms, including several assault rifles and shotguns, 25 rounds of ammunition, two ballistic vests, as well as cocaine, fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine, authorities said.

Authorities said 27 defendants were charged in Cook County Criminal Court and another 21 in federal court.

The gang, which is national in scope, has been under investigation by federal and local law enforcement agencies since since late 2014.

The probe, led by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and including Chicago police, used extensive surveillance measures and purchases of narcotics by undercover officers, authorities said.

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