ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) worked with local law enforcement agencies Tuesday to conduct a statewide operation targeting criminal activity of members and affiliates of the Ghostface Gangsters.

Operation Poltergeist resulted in 78 arrests, 27 drug seizures, and 12 firearms confiscated from offenders under supervision. Compliance checks during the operation uncovered the storage or use of illegal drugs ranging from Methamphetamine to Synthetic THC.

DCS Community Supervision Officers attempted to contact nearly 500 individuals throughout Georgia on parole or probation supervision to issue compliance checks, serve warrants, conduct sex offender checks, and administer drug screens.

The Ghostface Gangsters is the largest Georgia-based gang. The group began as a prison-based, white supremacist gang, but has expanded its scope to organizing criminal activity throughout prisons, jails, and within local communities throughout the state. Ghostface Gangsters is known to be engaged in large-scale narcotics trafficking, organized theft rings (including weapon and auto theft), and violent crimes.

About The Georgia Department of Community Supervision:

The Department of Community Supervision is responsible for the community-based supervision of more than 200,000 adult felony offenders, and Class A and Class B designated juvenile offenders.

It is the mission of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision to protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient offender supervision in our communities while providing opportunities for successful outcomes. DCS employs evidence-based practices to hold offenders accountable and reduce the state’s recidivism rate.

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Racheal Peters, Director of Public Affairs