Local Drug Enforcement Group Has Busy 2021

The task force in charge of long-term narcotic investigations in Laclede County seized more than three pounds of methamphetamine in Laclede County last year. According to Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap, The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group’s work has significantly impacted the local drug trade during the past five years. Meth is usually sold on the street in a quarter or half gram allotments. Taking three pounds off the street makes a dent in the local trade. Total street value of the methamphetamine is estimated at $149 000. LANEG has seized nearly $400,000 in street-valued methamphetamine in the last two years. Millsap said the group had a busy year in 2021: