LANEG continues battle against drugs

David Millsap
By: 
STEVE SMITH ◆ SSMITH@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Ten suspects in Laclede County are facing drug-related charges thanks to the efforts of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) over the past three months.

The task force recently reported on the results of its law enforcement efforts in the previous quarter, which ran from April 1 through June 30.

Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap said the county reported seven consent searches and four search warrants. 

But, Millsap said in an email to the Daily Record, the LANEG numbers for Laclede County don’t tell the whole story.

“The statistics are not inclusive of all of our efforts in battling the drug issue,” he said.  “As an example, the statistics don’t include drug arrests made by deputies, Lebanon Police or our local state troopers. LANEG spearheads our covert efforts. Those investigations have a major effect on the drug trade locally.”

Millsap said he had been impressed by the efforts of local law enforcement.

“Our battle, specifically targeting methamphetamine and heroin, is a continuing work in progress,” he said. “I have been impressed over the first seven months with the teamwork by our office, Lebanon Police Department, LANEG and the local Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers with the sharing of information and working together to address the issue.”

Other LANEG activities in Laclede County included one presentation to the Lebanon High School student body and two presentations to the Lebanon High School summer program.

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