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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that five search warrants and 25 arrest warrants were executed Friday in Vilas County in a multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement investigation at the Lac Du Flambeau Reservation.
Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) worked in conjunction with a number of law enforcement agencies including the Lac Du Flambeau Tribal Police, Vilas County Sheriff's Department, the Office of the Vilas County District Attorney, the U.S. Attorney's Office, as well as with NORDEG -- the local drug enforcement MEG Unit. A MEG Unit (Metropolitan Enforcement Group) is comprised of state, federal and local law enforcement agencies. NORDEG is the North-central Drug Enforcement Group.
"The execution of the search and arrest warrants was the culmination of months of cooperation among law enforcement at a number of levels," Van Hollen said. "Working together has proven once again to be an effective means of successfully attacking a serious drug problem in Wisconsin, and making another community a safer place as a result."
Those arrested were alleged to have been trafficking powder and crack cocaine, marijuana and LSD.
In addition to the law enforcement agencies cited above, the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Police Department thanked the following for their help in this effort: Oneida County Sheriff's Department, Price County Sheriff's Department, Taylor County Sheriff's Department, Iron County Sheriff's Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Langlade County Sheriff's Department, Forest County Sheriff's Department, Phillips Police Department, Rhinelander Police Department, Three Lakes Police Department, Antigo Police Department, Park Falls Police Department, Eagle River Police Department, and Woodruff Police Department.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen joins them in thanking all the men and women of Wisconsin law enforcement who help make Wisconsin safer for our children and our communities.