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Authorities charge 22 in West Ala. firearms and narcotics crackdown

Some of the guns seized in this week's crackdown. Source: Kelvin Reynolds Some of the guns seized in this week's crackdown. Source: Kelvin Reynolds
Six men, with the exception of Cornelius Washington (top left) were arrested Tuesday. Source: Kelvin Reynolds Six men, with the exception of Cornelius Washington (top left) were arrested Tuesday. Source: Kelvin Reynolds
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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

In west Alabama, nearly two dozen people face gun and drug charges after a coordinated crackdown.

The ATF, Tuscaloosa Police and Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office seized more than 40 firearms from 19 suspects wanted in connection to violent crimes. Officials say roughly 25 guns were taken from one suspect alone and U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance adds that many of the firearms have been used during crimes.

The following suspects were arrested from the Tuscaloosa area:

Matthew Sims, 27, of McCalla.

Michael Barrett, 42, of Gordo.

Florencewel Welch, 38, of Tuscaloosa.

Timothy Wooley, 20, of Tuscaloosa.

Raregus Rice, 29, of Tuscaloosa.

LaJohnagan Sterling, 22, of Tuscaloosa.

Jeff Fulton with the ATF says the arrests are part of an 8-month investigation. There are three additonal suspects who have not yet been arrested.

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