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Authorities arrest 26 people, seize three guns over weekend in Leon, Wakulla counties

Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 13:50:03-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities arrested 26 people and seized three guns over the weekend in Leon and Wakulla counties during a Deputies Without Borders operation.

Working in and around Leon and Wakulla counties over the weekend, law enforcement officers with the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, and the Florida Highway Patrol made 26 arrests and took three guns, including one reported stolen, off the streets.

LCSO says during the operation, 294 traffic stops were conducted with 108 citations issued and 245 warnings given. Five were arrested for driving under the influence.

During the three day operation from Oct. 4-6, a small amount of illegal narcotics was seized as well, which included methamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, and cannabis. Authorities also seized almost $7,700 in cash.

“This continued effort between the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and our sister agencies shows what can be accomplished when law enforcement works together to make Leon County, and the Big Bend, a safer place to live, work, and play,” said Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil.