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Ozark Drug Enforcement team seizes 68 lbs. of meth in 6 months

95% of meth seized in U.S. comes from Mexico

The Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team Stats are in for the first six months of 2019.

ODET is made up of eight Detectives that cover five counties in Missouri. ODET covers Jasper, Barton, Newton, McDonald and Barry counties.

The primary function of ODET is to dismantle large scale Drug Trafficking Organizations. Some of these Organizations are directly connected to drug cartels in Mexico. Over 95 percent of the meth seized in United States today is manufactured in Mexico.

ODET is major player in the war on these Organizations and works closely with FBI, DEA and ATF on the dismantling of these Organizations.

ODET Detectives have seized 31,136 grams of Meth which is approximately 68 lbs. with a street value of $204,000. ODET Detectives seized 10,233 grams of high-grade Marijuana. ODET Detectives served 66 Search Warrants and arrested 78 suspects for possession of Meth.

ODET Detectives seized 90 Firearms and arrested 116 Fugitives on outstanding warrants. These numbers are from January 1st 2019 through June 30th 2019.

Anyone with information helpful to ODET, is asked to call 417-624-9365 or any local agency.

Commander Chad Allison says ODET is supported by grants and local agencies contributions and can not be operated without that support.

“I want to thank each agency and community that participates in ODET and we look forward to continuing serving your coverage area,” Allison says.

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