UPSON COUNTY, Ga. Georgia law enforcement agencies have arrested dozens of suspects after a year-long investigation into gang activity in the state.
Officials said at a press conference Wednesday that the investigation known as Operation Caged Dove began in March of 2019 when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Upson County District Attorney's Office to look into a series of crimes spanning multiple counties.
The investigation showed a pattern of racketeering activity as part of a group known as the Rollin 20 Neighborhood Bloods, a statewide group that officials called a "criminal enterprise."
Law enforcement has accused the group of crimes including but not limited to drug trafficking, assault, theft of money and personal property, conspiring to assault inmates, and recruiting gang members.
In total, the indictment charged 46 people with 92 counts of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 59 counts of violations of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, three counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of trafficking heroin, four counts of kidnapping, four counts of murder, 24 counts of aggravated assault, and other charges.
Of the 46 suspects indicted, 25 people have been arrested and 21 are fugitives now wanted by police.