CENTRALIA — Nearly 40 people were taken into custody on various charges Wednesday during a multi-county warrant sweep through the area called “Operation Washout.”

According to the Centralia Police Department, warrants executed were for offenses ranging from possession of controlled substances to federal firearms charges.

Operation Washout was made possible through the Centralia Police Department’s partnership with the FBI’s Safe Streets program. Officers from the Illinois State Police, FBI, US Marshalls Office, ATF,  Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Washington, and Bond County Sheriff’s Departments along with Central City, Wamac, Carlyle, Salem, New Baden, Nashville and Greenville Police Departments.