LANEG is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force which serves Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries and Osage Counties. The task force also serves the cities of Lebanon, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Cuba, Hermann, Steelville, Bourbon and Belle. The six-county region served by LANEG has a population of approximately 142,000 residents.

The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) has issued a new report on its activities for the last quarter, Jan. 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017. 

LANEG is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force which serves Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries and Osage Counties. The task force also serves the cities of Lebanon, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Cuba, Hermann, Steelville, Bourbon and Belle.  The six-county region served by LANEG has a population of  approximately 142,000 residents.  LANEG employs five task force officers and is coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who supplies one 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.

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

•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 quarter, LANEG also disassembled three 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. Six felon in possession of a firearm, six endangering the welfare of a child and 42 warrant arrests were also made. These non-drug related charges included but were not limited to the above 63 individuals.

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.