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Dozen arrested in Whatcom County warrant sweep

A dozen people were arrested Wednesday, Dec. 18, as part of a countywide warrant sweep targeting gang members and serious offenders, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

The sweep was a coordinated effort that included the sheriff's office, Bellingham, Everson, Ferndale and Lynden police, as well as the Department of Corrections, Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI.

Among those arrested were members of the West Side Piru Bloods, Southside Tokers, Brown Pride Surenos, Tiny Rascal Gangsters, Bonsallo Loco Surenos, 18th Street and the Insane Clown Posse gangs.

Here's a list of those arrested during the sweep: Corey Budde, Ashley Carpenter, Jacob Dezarn, Irvin Canto, Jose Esquivel-Hernandez, Loeup Loeuy, Christopher Jorgenson, Juan Mendez, Payton Mulryan, Arturo Navarro, Michael Turner and Derek Wilson.

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