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Operation Smoking Gun nets dozens of arrests

ESCAMBIA COUNTY   -- Escambia County deputies say they uncovered a burglary ring, while making *dozens of arrests.

Deputies just completed a warrants sweep they named "Operation Smoking Gun."
61 people were arrested for various crimes, ranging from drug possession to burglary.
Deputies also discovered a burglary ring that included 30 home burglaries and one-hundred vehicle thefts.

Three people were arrested in connection with the ring, but deputies believe up to ten people are involved.

Sheriff David Morgan
"It sends a clear message to the criminal element in our community that we're coming after ya"

The sheriffs office says the burglary ring is still under investigation and they aren't releasing the names of those arrested, at this time.