The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.

 

Published October 24, 2018

LANEG stats expose drug use

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) has released a summary of its activities from July 1 through September 30,

LANEG is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force which serves Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, and Maries Counties.

The task force also serves the cities of Lebanon, Camdenton, Cuba, Steelville, Hermann, and Belle. LANEG employs five task force officers and is coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who supplies two State Troopers to the task force.

LANEG focuses its efforts on drug enforcement in the counties and cities they serve.

The task force reported the following amounts of drug seizures as a result of its enforcement efforts in the third quarter.

• Methamphetamine - 1,346.8 grams
• Marijuana - 11,103.5 grams
• THC Wax - 31 grams
• Cocaine - 35 grams
• Ecstasy/MDMA - 21 grams
• Pseudoephedrine - 312 grams
• Prescription drugs/pills - 72.5 doses

During the quarter, LANEG also disassembled two meth labs, six marijuana grows, served 36 search warrants, conducted 17 consent searches, seized 78 firearms, and arrested seventy-one individuals on one hundred and ninety-two drug related charges.

In addition, LANEG made eight Felon in Possession of Firearm, three Possession of Stolen Property and 12 warrant arrests.

The non-drug related charges include but are not limited to the above 71 individuals.

LANEG credits its success to local 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. 1-800-352-8477 (TIPS).

All callers have the option of remaining anonymous.

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