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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, Camdenton, Cuba, Steelville, Hermann, Belle and Vienna.  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 two (2) Troopers to the task force.  LANEG focuses its 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 (April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019):


Methamphetamine -- 1009.2 grams

Marijuana -- 814 grams

Marijuana Plants -- 39

THC wax -- 3.5 grams

LSD -- 2 gram

Prescription drugs/pills -- 79 doses

Cocaine -- 107 grams

Heroin -- .75 grams

Fentanyl -- 5.9 grams

Ecstasy -- 26 doses


During the previous quarter (listed above), LANEG seized two (2) methamphetamine laboratories, served thirty-seven (37) search warrants, conducted thirteen (13) consent searches, seized fifteen (15) firearms and arrested forty-one (41) individuals on one-hundred twenty-two (122) drug related charges.  In addition, LANEG arrested four (4) Felon in Possession of Firearm, two (2) Possession of Stolen Property and twenty-seven (27) warrant arrests. These non-drug related charges include but are not limited to the above forty-one (41) 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.