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Operation Frostbite Makes More Than 20 Arrests Overnight

Operation Frostbite swept through Jackson County Thursday night. Officers arrested more than 20 people for everything from outstanding warrants to cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia possession, and drunk driving. This is the fourth installment of this mission aimed at taking a bite out of crime in the county.

The Jackson County Narcotics Task Force used officers from local, state, and national levels to target all types of criminal activity.

"It's about deterring crime, any crime, being proactive against the criminal element of Jackson County. And tonight we accomplished what we set out to do," said Curtis Spiers, Commander of the Jackson County Narcotics Task Force.

Part of Operation Frostbite yielded an especially big bust. Task force agents stopped a vehicle carrying what they believe was a mobile meth lab.

Agents chased the car along Highway 90, catching up to the suspects just inside the Alabama state line, when the tire blew out. They discovered numerous ingredients to make meth.

The suspects were immediately arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail. Their names haven't been released yet, but both suspects were out on bond for prior meth charges.

"They don't know what night we'll be out, they don't know how many of us will be out. They have to worry every single night they want to commit a crime, are we out tonight? It's making them scared, hopefully second guess committing a crime. It's not worth it. Sooner or later, we're going to catch you," said Chad Heck, Assistant Commander of the Jackson County Narcotics Task Force.

Jackson County Reporter Keli Rabon was with officers Thursday night for all the action and will bring us more details on the operation throughout the day on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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