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Feds helping to catch southern Indiana's "worst of the worst"

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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A group of criminals in southern Indiana is being called the "worst of the worst" -- and the federal government is now partnering with local officials to get these criminals off the streets.

Violent criminals -- especially those using illegal guns -- fall into this group.

The group is now the target of a new initiative in New Albany and surrounding areas, bringing local, state and federal law enforcement together. U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett announced the partnership today, calling it historic and unprecedented.

Hogsett says investigators will aggressively focus on the growing problem of drug trafficking and those who use firearms in illegal activities. This will mean more training and new tools for officers involved.

"These new law enforcement and prosecutorial tools include wiretaps (authorized of course), undercover and covert operations, surveillance, search warrant and use of the federal grand jury to develop the best possible federal cases," said U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett.

Hogsett says this initiative will be measured solely by results.

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