The Southern Nevada Drug Task Force’s participation in the largest methamphetamine seizure in Clark County history has garnered national recognition.
The joint operation involving federal and local law enforcement agencies was honored with the Outstanding Investigative Effort Award for its seizure of 208 pounds of methamphetamine in July.
“It’s a huge dent,” Metropolitan Police Department officer Jose Hernandez said.
The seizure and subsequent arrests helped to dismantle three large drug-trafficking organizations, police officials said.
In a 2½-year period, the drug task force seized about 480 pounds of methamphetamine, 42 pounds of heroin, 21 pounds of cocaine, 37 pounds of marijuana and more than 86,000 outdoor marijuana plants.
The task force is comprised of members from the Metropolitan Police Department, Henderson Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department, Clark County district attorney’s office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
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