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 2014 Statistics

The I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force has compiled a list of statistics from 2014 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 2014: 84

DeKalb County
29
Up 13 from 2008
Steuben County
25
Down 6 From 2008
Noble County
12
Up 32 From 2008
Lagrange County
8
Up 37 From 2008
Kosciusko County
4
Up 37 From 2008

 

Charges (Number of charges filed against a person)

Males
75 Charged
Females
20 Cahrged

 

Drugs Purchased / Seized With Estimated Street Value

Methamphetamine Labs 5 No Street Value
Methamphetamine Trash Labs Recovered 8 No Street Value
Search Warrants Executed 2 No Street Value
Felony Warrants Served 6
Misdemeanor Warrants Served 2
Methamphetamine (ICE) 134 gm $16,080.00
Methamphetamine (Domestic) 78 gm $7,800.00
Heroin 103 gm $25,750.00
Oxycodone Pills 230 $2,300.00
Methadone Pills 44 $440.00
Marijuana 43 gm $30.00
Synthetic Marijuana 1083 gm $10,830.00
Guns Seized/purchased 9 $4,500.00
Synthetic Marijuana Labs Dismantled 2 Unknown
Cocaine 24 $2,400.00
Xanax 101 pills $2,020.00
Hydrocodone 100 pills $1,000.00
Nacro 175 pills $1,750.00
Percocet 1 pill $10.00
Morphine 1 pill $10.00
Legend drug 24 pills $120.00

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.