The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), with the help of several other law enforcement agencies, organized “Operation Halloween Sweep” this past weekend, during which officers served warrants and criminal summonses across the county.
Officers with the GCSO, Leitchfield Police Department, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Kentucky State Police, Grayson County Detention Center, Caneyville Police Department, attempted to serve 115 papers to Grayson County residents on Saturday morning, Oct. 31.
“In total, 15 warrants and criminal summons were served,” according to Sheriff Norman Chaffins.
“Although it was only 15 warrants and criminal summons served, over 115 were attempted. With the manpower we currently have, this would have taken the Sheriff’s Office several weeks to serve so many warrants. On Saturday, this was done in only 4 hours.”
Chaffins went on to add, “Those papers resulted in bringing in individuals owing over $20,000.00 in back child support, several hundred dollars in cold checks owed to local businesses and several persons wanted for drug related crimes.”
Additionally, Chaffins said, the round-up resulted in numerous tips from the public regarding other drug dealers in the community as well as locations of fugitives wanted for various crimes.
Several more Round-ups such as this one are being planned by the departments involved for the near future.
Following the effort, more than 30 participating officers were treated to lunch with food items and drinks donated by Hometown IGA, 5 Star Food Mart and Walmart.
Chaffins asked that the community “please pass along our gratitude” to those businesses who donated.
Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.