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Statesboro authorities crack down on gun, drug crime

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

A murder in one part of Statesboro has officers from the city, county and nearby Georgia Southern taking aim at gun and drug crime.

A stretch of Lanier Drive holds a strange melting pot of families, college students and college aged kids majoring in crime. Police want to get even tougher out here on gun and drug crimes after the deadly shooting of a man two weeks ago.

Investigators arrested four men over the weekend along Lanier Drive, and all four face possession charged with various drugs. Courtney Gaines also faces drug charged.

The arrests come after a man was shot and killed in the apartment complex where he and his wife and children lived.

"The incident at Park Place has added to the need to be there," said Chief Deputy Jared Akins. "No only has Crime Suppression stepped up, we've added patrols as well."

Akins said they hope some of these arrests help prevent possible violence in the future.

"If we can make arrests, particularly for gun or drug cases, things that threaten people out there, we're going to do that," Akins said.

He said they're not targeting students, as much as the criminals who prey on them.

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