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Drug users ingesting wasp spray for cheap ‘meth-like’ high

On the street, it’s known as “wasping.” It means spraying bug spray on meth or heating and crystalizing the bug spray to snort or smoke it. “When you ingest stuff like this, it changes the chemical characteristics of your blood,” said Phil Price, with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Drug Task Force.

An interesting – and disturbing – news report related to a growing problem facing Drug Task Forces across the country. See the story HERE.

Authorities Suspect There Are 150 Secret Dog Fighting Rings In Australia

Humane Society International’s (HSI) senior specialist in global anti-dog fighting, Janette Reever, says that the popularity of dogfighting is increasing and is often linked to domestic violence incidences.

See the full story HERE.

Editor’s Note: HSI utilizes Case Closed Software to investigate and help prosecute cases of dogfighting and other forms of animal abuse. 

Task force commander says Rossville drug bust took quarter-million dollars worth of drugs off the street

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit drug task force seized nine pounds of meth and arrested two people. The task force also confiscated eight ounces of heroin, 24 grams of psilocybin (mushrooms), a firearm and $1,300 cash.

Methamphetamine is often sold in bags that each contain 3.2 grams of the drug. The packet is known as an 8-ball. 

See the full story HERE

Year long Ohio drug task force investigation leads to arrests on drug and weapons charges

According to Commander Justin Conley of the Brown County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, the people arrested are allegedly responsible for distributing more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and several firearms in the area.

Read the impressive story HERE.

With Case Closed Software, The Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force just made a major drug seizure

“The Drug Task Force will continue to proactively and aggressively combat drugs in our community. We appreciate the support of so many and cooperation with all the agencies the Drug Task Force serves.”

LMJCDTF uses Case Closed Software to manage task force cases. Read the story HERE

No safe consumption site for Manitoba in Drug Task Force report

The Illicit Drug Task Force report was commissioned with a view to identifying recommendations to reduce the use and effects of illicit drugs in Manitoba communities. The recommendations focus on increasing safety through prevention, education, treatment, and enforcement and disruption of supply.

“The purpose of this (task force) was to really amplify the sense of urgency and actions by all levels of government”

The key recommendations included:

  • Develop and promote community safety networks.
  • Use a Crime Stoppers campaign to target information on illicit drugs and dealers, with funding for cash rewards.
  • Develop accessible, culturally appropriate recreation opportunities for children and youth.
  • Seek business support to create employment opportunities.
  • Create safe spaces with extended hours, ideally operating 24/7.
  • Expand the Winnipeg Drug Treatment Court and add other drug treatment courts outside of Winnipeg and identify affordable housing for participants.
  • Create “enforcement and disruption teams” through law enforcement to combat the illicit drug trade.
  • Establish a co-ordinated approach to detoxification, medical transition, treatment and supportive housing.
  • Increase hours at rapid access to addictions medicine clinics and increase spaces for treatment they refer to.
  • Increase emergent telehealth services for adult and youth mental health and addictions services.
  • Add withdrawal management services and amend the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act to address meth addiction and withdrawal challenges.
  • Create centralized needle distribution.
  • Create an alert system to share information on emerging issues.

See the full article HERE.

(Posted by Case Closed Software – the leading solution for law enforcement task force use)

Case Closed Software to sponsor annual NNOAC conference

Case Closed Software™ has announced that the company is sponsoring the annual National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition (NNOAC) conference in Washington, DC. The conference, attended by hundreds of narcotics officers and agencies across the country, is happening February 2 – 6, 2019.

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Case Closed is powerful Investigative Case Management Software designed and developed BY Drug Task Force investigators FOR Drug Task Force investigators. Case Closed Cloud is the industry’s only fully integrated web-based Law Enforcement Task Force software for managing investigations, evidence, intelligence, informants, and much, much more.

Built using the very latest technologies, Case Closed Cloud is NIBRS-ready, and can be accessed on any device at any time. Case Closed Cloud is accessed from our ultra secure, CJIS-Compliant cloud servers via any browser on any device. With a full feature set including:

• Designed for Multi-Jurisdictional DTF Use
• Tracks all Cases and Case Types
• Manages Incidents and Case Actions
• Mobile-Friendly for Field Use
• 100% C)IS Compliant
• NIBRS Ready Architecture
• Physical Evidence Management
• Stores all Document Types by Case
• Manages Statutes and Charges through Court
• Manages Confidential Informants
• Manages Tips and Leads
• Provides Internal Messaging and Reminders
• Tracks Gangs, Members, and Events
• Delivers ad hoc Reporting Tools
• Tracks all Persons/Places/Vehicles across Cases
• Creates Master Case File for DA Use

CaseClosedMain (2)Case Closed Software will show Drug Task Forces how they can FINALLY stop trying to manage with spreadsheets, paper files, antiquated systems, or poorly-designed RMS software.