U.S. Marshalls & Jefferson Co. deputies team up for sex offender check

3:40 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
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U.S. Marshals worked with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department this week to ensure that registered sex offenders were complying with the orders of the court.

From November 27th to the 29th, marshals and deputies checked 88 sex offenders in the county, as part of Operation Patriot Games.

As a result of the operation, four were found to be in violation of the Sex Offender Registry.  In addition, six were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, two were found in violation of probation, one was charged with possession of crack cocaine,  and one was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute for having more than 300 grams of marijuana packaged in small bags.

"This is a good example of federal and local agencies working together to ensure the safety of the people in Jefferson County" said U.S. Marshals Inspector Derrick Swenson. "We will continue to work with the Marshals Service and protect our citizens. The sex offender checks take a lot of manpower and time, and we are very thankful for the help and resources the Marshals Service have given us" added Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig.

Under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the U.S. Marshals apprehended 11,072 sex offenders, initiated 3,025 cases, issued 426 warrants and arrested 360 people for other violations of the law during the 2010 fiscal year.

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