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Task force nabs 100 fugitives in 4 months

November 5, 2019 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A task force made up of law enforcement agencies in North Dakota and the U.S. Marshals Service has arrested 100 fugitives and seized heroin and methamphetamine since its formation four months ago.

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says the collaboration of resources is making a difference by getting dangerous individuals off the streets. Officials say task force members have made arrests for drug offenses, robbery, sexual assault and firearms violations.

The Bismarck Tribune says law enforcement officers have seized a handgun, a gram of heroin and 228 grams of methamphetamine since the task force began operating.

It includes the Morton County and Burleigh County sheriff’s departments, Mandan and Bismarck police as well as the federal Marshals Service.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com