A joint sweep Thursday conducted by Elgin Police and U.S. Marshals resulted in 24 arrests.
The special warrant sweep was a result of a year's worth of investigations into drug dealers, according to police. Elgin Police and U.S. Marshals executed a total of 35 warrants over the course of the day resulting in 24 arrests on charges ranging from misdemeanor possession to felony counts for selling drugs within proximity of schools, churches or parks, according to police.
"The people arrested today were known drug dealers," said Elgin Sgt. Richard Ciganek, who ran the operation.