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26 people in Indy charged with federal crimes since launch of Operation Legend

Ten are facing narcotics-related charges. Twelve are facing firearms-related charges. Four are facing charges for violent crimes.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The United States Department of Justice announced arrests on the number of arrests made since the launch of Operation Legend.

As of Aug. 31, police have made more than 2,000 arrests, including 147 for homicide. Officers have seized more than 544 firearms and more than 7 kilos of fentanyl, 14 kilos of heroin, 12 kilos of cocaine, and 50 kilos of methamphetamine.

In Indianapolis, 26 people have been charged with federal crimes since the operation launched Aug. 14. Ten are facing narcotics-related charges. Twelve are facing firearms-related charges. Four are facing charges for violent crimes.

Operation Legend is a 45-day commitment of 57 federal agents and investigators to support IMPD in their efforts to reduce gun violence in Indianapolis.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance has made $250,000 available to support the initiative in Indianapolis.

Also, $25,000 of reward money is available for tips in unsolved homicides. 

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