U.S. Attorney Mike Dunavant and U.S. Marshal Jeffrey Holt announced recently that a joint federal, state and local law enforcement initiative resulted in the arrests of 214 individuals in west Tennessee. These individuals were arrested on a variety of criminal charges, including homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, carjacking, arson, drug distribution, illegal gun crimes and failure to register as sex offenders. Operation “Bluff City Blues” was a coordinated violence reduction initiative led by the U.S. Marshals Service that brought together federal, state and local law enforcement partners in an effort to reduce crime by identifying and arresting violent fugitives, targeting violent gang activity, and collecting intelligence to allow for the systematic removal of individuals who have been charged with committing violent crimes.
In addition to the arrests, Operation “Bluff City Blues” resulted in the seizure of 28 firearms, approximately 771.9 grams of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and crack, $17,240 in U.S. currency, and the recovery of 4 stolen vehicles.