LEBANON, Missouri- Sheriff David Millsap says the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) reported the following amounts of drug seizures as a result of its enforcement efforts in the previous quarter (April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017):
Methamphetamine — 64.5 grams
Cocaine — .5 grams
Heroin — 7 grams
Marijuana — 4,408.75 grams
Indoor/Outdoor Marijuana grows — 6
Synthetic drugs — 3.5 grams
THC wax — 3.5 grams
Prescription drugs/pills — 57.5 doses
During the previous quarter (listed above), LANEG also disassembled one (1) methamphetamine drug laboratory, served twenty-four (24) search warrants, conducted twenty-two (22) consent searches, seized seventeen (17) firearms, and arrested fifty-six (56) individuals on one hundred and seventy-nine (179) drug related charges. In addition, LANEG made five (5) Felon in Possession of Firearm, and ten (10) warrant arrest, these non-drug related charges include but are not limited to the above fifty-six (56) individuals.
Sheriff David Millsap says the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force which serves Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, and Maries Counties. Additionally, the task force serves the cities of Lebanon, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Cuba, Steelville, Leasburg, and Belle. The task force encompasses five 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.
Laclede County had seven consent searches, four search warrants. Ten suspects are facing various drug related charges, Millsap said. One Presentation was given to Lebanon High School student body and two presentations were given to Lebanon High School summer program, the three presentations were reference signs, dangers and impacts of children growing up with a drug addicted parent, the sheriff added.
Millsap says two radio presentations on current drug trends and drug awareness were given by LANEG to the Laclede County listening area.
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.