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U.S. Attorney General William Barr to attend roundtable in Indianapolis

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Posted at 1:02 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 08:57:36-04

INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be in Indianapolis on Thursday to talk about progress with Operation Legend at a law enforcement roundtable.

Since the launch of Operation Legend in July, there have been nearly 5,500 arrests and more than 2,000 firearms have been seized. The operation has also resulted in the seizure of 28 kilos of heroin, nearly 16 kilos of fentanyl, more than 200 kilos of methamphetamine, more than 30 kilos of cocaine and the seizure of more than $7.3 million in drug proceeds.

Indianapolis was added to the operation in August and since then 65 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. Ten people have been charged with narcotics-related offenses; 46 people have been charged with firearms-related offenses and 9 people have been charged with other violent crimes.

During his appearance on Thursday, Barr will be joined by Josh Minkler, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Chief Randal Taylor of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, along with representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Marshals.

You can watch Barr's remarks will via the WRTV Facebook and Twitter pages.