Las Vegas: Largest Methamphetamine seizure leads to national recognition

LVMPD will host a press conference regarding national recognition of the Southern Nevada Drug Task Force (SNDTF). The press conference will be held on January 11, 2013 at 1:30p.m., LVMPD HQ 400 S. Martin L. King, Bldg “B” in the Media Room.

The SNDTF received national recognition in Washington, D.C. for excellence in an investigative effort which resulted in dismantlement of three distinct yet connected major drug trafficking organizations. This award recognizes the HIDTA Task Force that has achieved outstanding success through a cooperative effort between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

SNDTF participated in an investigation which resulted in the seizure of 213 pounds of methamphetamine. This was the largest non-interdiction and meth seizure in Clark County history. In a two and a half year period the SNDTF seized a total of approximately 480 pounds of Methamphetamine, 42 pounds of Heroin, 21 pounds of Cocaine, 37 pounds Marijuana, over 86,000 outdoor marijuana plants and $783,000.00.

The Southern Nevada Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Henderson Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department and Clark County District Attorney’s office.

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