The DEA seized more than $36 million in cash, arrested 91 people, and led to 5 million packets of synthetic drugs being removed from the public.
Federal officials suspect powerful narcotics are making it onto the streets of St. Louis under the cover of “pain clinics”.
21,232 pounds of drugs were collected in Missouri, 8,753 pounds in Kansas.
Robert Simmons pled guilty in January to one felony count of distribution of heroin.
Midwest DEA’s Scott Collier says Missouri lawmakers have refused to establish a prescription drug monitoring program.
It’s the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program
Manuel Ramirez and Javier Villasenor-Cardona, were indicted along with twenty-four other individuals and charged with being members of a large cocaine distribution organization.
Linus R. Davis pled guilty to charges of diverting seized packages containing marijuana for distribution and sale.
The law says people who seek medical treatment for an overdose are immune from prosecution on minor drug charges.
Burn experts agree the annual cost to taxpayers is well into the tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars.