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Operation FACT collars over 50

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APD Captain Michael Persley APD Captain Michael Persley
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Police say a large warrant operation Wednesday and Thursday had a significant impact on crime.

More than 130 officers from 11 federal, state, and local agencies took part in Operation FACT.

Teams of officers served warrants on wanted suspects. They rounded up another 27 people Thursday night, Bringing the total to 57.

Officers also seized nearly 5.5 pounds of marijuana, ecstasy, prescription pills, a gun, and a car.

Police say crime went down with so many cops on the streets.  "For all calls to service and reports that were generated, they were fairly low over the two day period.  Increased police presence does have a significant impact upon crime," said APD Captain Michael Persley.

Operation FACT focused on gang members and sex offenders. Police say they're planning more operations like this.

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