Laclede County  had 6 search warrants, 13 consent searches and 15 people charged in narcotics investigations. 1 subject was taken into custody on a federal arrest warrant, Sheriff Millsap said.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Missouri- The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) task force reported the following amounts of drug seizures as a result of its enforcement efforts in the previous quarter (January 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017):

Methamphetamine — 135.7 grams
Cocaine — 1.5 grams
Heroin — 12 grams
Marijuana — 485.5 grams
Indoor Marijuana grows — 1
Synthetic drugs — 12.5 grams
Prescription drugs/pills — 251.5 doses

During the previous quarter (listed above), LANEG also disassembled 3 methamphetamine drug laboratories and dump sites, served 27 search warrants, conducted 26 consent searches, seized 12 firearms, and arrested 63 individuals on 187 drug related charges. In addition, LANEG made 6 Felon in Possession of Firearm arrests, 6 Endangering the Welfare of a Child arrests and 42 warrant arrest, these non-drug related charges include but are not limited to the 63 detained individuals, they report.

“LANEG credits its 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.  1-800-351-8477 (TIPS).  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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The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force which serves Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries, and Osage Counties.  Additionally, the task force serves the cities of Lebanon, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Cuba, Hermann, Steelville, Bourbon, and Belle.  The task force encompasses six counties with an approximate population of 142,000 residents.  LANEG employs five (5) Task Force Officers and is coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who 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.