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Jones County Sheriff's Department starts gang/gun task force

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Gang violence is on the rise in Jones County and officials are starting an Anti-Gang and Gun Task Force to combat the crime.

Jones County officials said they are experiencing a rapid rise in gang activity throughout the county.

According to authorities these gangs are very organized. They are also involved with selling illegal drugs, burglaries, larceny, aggravated assaults and the sale of stolen or illegally weapons.

Investigators said these gangs are targeting middle and high school students for recruitment.

Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge said if you have information on gang activity, drug dealings or the sale of illegal weapons in Jones County please call the sheriff department at 601-425-3147.

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