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Specialized Teams: I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force

The mission of the I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force is to identify, investigate, and arrest those individuals or groups that are responsible for the use, possession, sale, manufacture and distribution of illegal narcotics in the four counties of northeast Indiana.

The I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force consists of members from the Noble County Sheriff’s Department, Lagrange County Sheriff's Department, Steuben County Sheriff's Department, DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Kendallville Police Department, and the Auburn Police Department.. Financial support is also received from the Prosecutor's Offices of all four counties.

 

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Image 2009 Statistics

The I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force has compiled a list of statistics from 2009 for general release. The vast majority of these cases represent charges of the Class A and B felony for dealing in narcotic drugs.

 

Total Cases Investigated In 2009: 197

 

DeKalb County
54
Up 13 from 2008
Steuben County
17
Down 6 From 2008
Noble County
75
Up 32 From 2008
Lagrange County
51
Up 37 From 2008

 

Drugs Purchased / Seized With Estimated Street Value

 

Methamphetamine
1.7 Pounds
$75,800.00
Marijuana
495.7 Pounds
$1,582,301.00
Cocaine
4.85 Pounds
$220,800.00
Miscellaneous Controlled Narcotics
-
$61,003.00

 

Total Street Value of Drugs Purchased / Seized In 2009: $1,939,904.00

 

The I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force is funded in part through an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the U.S. Department of Justice. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is administered within Indiana by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. JAG funding allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions.

 

 

For more information on Uniform Crime Statistics, visit the FBI’s web site at: http://www.fbi.gov.