Authorities Go Gangbusters in South Phoenix; Dozens Arrested, Drugs Seized

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A massive gang/drug bust called "Operation OGSTYLE" went down in south Phoenix this morning, resulting in the arrests of dozens of gang members, the Phoenix Police Department announced today.

"Operation OGSTYLE" was headed by the Phoenix P.D. but included law enforcement agents from several other agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Phoenix police say officers from the South Mountain Precinct began to notice an increase in drug-related complaints in south Phoenix in August of 2009.

Since then, authorities have been monitoring the area for drug activity and identified several gang leaders from several different gangs working together to purchase, manufacture, and sell crack cocaine throughout south Phoenix.

This morning, 20 search warrants were carried out simultaneously throughout the city, during which property was seized and dozens of gang members were taken into custody.

"The effect on the South Mountain community will be a lasting one; this entire criminal organization has been dismantled from top to bottom," acting Phoenix Chief of Police Joe Yahner says.

Attorney General Tom Horne also chimed in on the bust.

"I am very proud of the work done by the Attorney General's Office, the Phoenix Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration to complete this highly complex investigation," Horne says. "Cooperation between state, local, and federal agencies is crucial to bringing to justice those individuals involved in this type of criminal activity. I pledge a vigorous prosecution of those involved in this matter."

The Phoenix P.D. is holding a press conference about "Operation OGSTYLE" this afternoon. Check back for details.

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12 comments
Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

It took 2 years for this COPS episode to air?   Expect more crime fighting up until election day and then it'll be back to "investigating" again.

David Saint
David Saint

lol can our inside trading AG just go away quietly please...

teknik1200
teknik1200

hey look, real criminals being arrested without the help of our buddy FF.

Ross
Ross

The effect on the South Mountain community will be a lasting one.  It will last at least till next week.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

The county sheriff announced this morning that he will soon be arresting a few illegals. Nickel Bag, indeed.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

Horne isn't retarded. So, why does he invariably come off that way? Is it the base to which he plays?

Eleanor
Eleanor

Man, you are so wrong on Horne!

Eleanor
Eleanor

Just because somebody went to Harvard doesn't make them ethical or force them to have integrity. 

Horne has some serious issues but for now he is the head of Arizona's head law enforcement agency.

The same people who employ Vern Alley.  The cop who did the field sobriety test on Brewer before those nice cops drove her home.  The other officer there was working for Brewer last I heard. 

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

Explain please. One doesn't make it through Harvard Law School if one is mentally impaired. Yet what I continue to see from him is retarded, evil, Republican crap. Doesn't like Mexicans or Mexican heritage, medical marijuana, in fact I don't recall off the top of my head anything positive I've ever heard about him. You?

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