Street crimes unit cracks down on Jefferson County

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has a unit that's cracking down on crimes…literally. Each year the street crimes unit, compiled of only five deputies, is responsible for well over one thousand arrests, both misdemeanors and felonies.

Last week we told you about two big drug busts the unit led the way on, netting more than $1,000,000 worth of cocaine and weapons.

Monday, FOX 6 News reporter Ashley Nix wanted an inside look at what the unit does and why it's so successful in knocking down criminals, drugs and weapons. Check out the video above to find out how it went and who got caught.

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