The United States Marshals Service announced that it has teamed up with local authorities to round up 10 wanted fugitives and in the process remove drugs and guns off the street.

The collaboration between multiple agencies including, the U.S. Marshals North Star Fugitive Task Force, Lake Superior Violent Offender Task Force, Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Homeland Security, Duluth Police Department, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and Arrowhead Regional Corrections, tracked down and arrested 10 wanted criminals between December 8th and December 12th.

U.S. Marshals Service
U.S. Marshals Service

All the arrested fugitives had either outstanding state or federal warrants for crimes ranging from felony assault to drug and gun crimes. According to a press release from the Marshals Service, "5 were wanted for firearms-related crimes, others ranged from felony assault to controlled substance warrants. A male Juvenile was also arrested on probable cause unlawful carrying of a firearm and 1st-degree controlled substance sales."

Not only were the dangerous fugitives taken off the street, but law enforcement also recovered 3 handguns and drugs including, 69 fentanyl pills and small amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine.

The United States Marshals Service operates under the U.S. Department of Justice and has been the enforcement arm of the U.S. federal courts since 1789, the Marshal Service is the oldest federal law enforcemnt agency and has 94 marshals, and 3,959 deputy marshals, and criminal investigators working across the country.

Anyone with information about wanted fugitives is urged to call the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or tips can be submitted online here.

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