A yearlong investigation in Nebraska and Colorado has ended with dozens of people facing drug charges, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska.
Joe Jeanette, law enforcement coordinator, says the 64 people involved were involved with meth – mostly in central and western Nebraska.
“It’s not like a larger city where, OK, you’ve made a dent and a week later they recover,” Jeanette tells Nebraska Radio Network. “This will have some significant impact for a while as far as supply is concerned, and it has. It is a major impact in this area.”
Officers still need to take six of the 64-people into custody. In total, nearly 30 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation and arrests.
“It’s really a testament to the work of the law enforcement agencies out here,” Jeanette says, “that they doggedly pursue and doggedly pursue in concert and coordination with one another.”
Jeanette says the meth came from Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Utah, but likely originated in Mexico.