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Sweep nets 14, but no sex offenders

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

LAWRENCEVILLE — A multi-agency, county-wide sweep to check the compliance of Gwinnett sex offenders netted 14 arrests Thursday night, though none were the intended targets.

No charges were made regarding compliance with sex offender restrictions, but 14 individuals were found to have outstanding warrants on a variety of charges, said Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais.

Of the arrests, five involved felony charges. Charges ranged from Recorders’ Court bench warrants and probation violations to possession of drug-related material.

Two stolen vehicles were also recovered, Bourbonnais said.

Gwinnett police and officers from Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Snellville and Duluth agencies assisted in the sweep, in conjunction with probation and parole officials.

The operation also netted offenders wanted in Barrow, Fannin, Fulton and Rockdale counties, Bourbonnais said.