10/18/2013

Quarterly Press Release

 

LAKE AREA NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT GROUP ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY AMOUNTS OF DRUG SEIZURES

The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force which serves Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries, Osage, and Pulaski Counties.  Additionally, the task force serves the cities of Lebanon, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Cuba, Steelville, Bourbon, Conway and Belle.  The task force encompasses seven counties with an approximate population of 200,000 residents.  LANEG employs four (4) Task Force Officers and is coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who additionally supplies one (1) Trooper to the task force.

LANEG focuses their efforts on drug enforcement by conducting both covert and overt narcotics investigations in the counties and cities they serve.  The task force reported the following amounts of drug seizures as a result of their enforcement efforts in the previous quarter (July 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013).

Methamphetamine -- 538 grams

Psilocybin -- 3 grams

Marijuana -- 6,235 grams

Marijuana plants -- 7 plants

LSD -- 80 units

MDMA -- 7 units

Heroin -- 2 grams

Synthetics drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoids/Synthetic Cathinones) -- 18 grams

Pseudoephedrine -- 100 grams

Prescription drugs/pills -- 205 units

During the previous quarter (listed above), LANEG also seized four (4) firearms, disassembled twenty-three (23) methamphetamine drug laboratories, served twenty (28) search warrants, arresting seventy-eight (78) individuals, totaling one hundred and eighty(180) separate drug related charges.

LANEG credits their success to local and surrounding law enforcement agencies’ and the public’s cooperation.  If you have any information regarding a possible methamphetamine laboratory, growing of marijuana, or other information about the distribution of narcotics, please contact your local law enforcement agency or you can call the following toll free numbers to reach LANEG.  1-888-823-METH(6384) or 1-800-BAD-WEED(223-9333).  All callers have the option of remaining anonymous.

Funding for this project made available by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), which is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the State of Missouri Department of Public Safety.

 
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