The state of Arkansas, under the direction of state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, deployed LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor in every pharmacy and every law enforcement agency statewide. He says LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor is helping re-shape the way his state fights the war against methamphetamine abuse.
“When the MethMonitor was implemented in pharmacies throughout the state of Arkansas in May of 2008, the results were impressive. I firmly believe that this system has put a serious dent in the meth manufacturing business in Arkansas, and consequently, it has helped reduce other drug-related crime. I hope that other states battling the meth epidemic will utilize the LeadsOnlabs Meth Monitor and achieve the same great results as we have in Arkansas.”
According to the National Association of Counties, and reported by the Meth Project Foundation, the majority of U.S. counties report that Meth is the most serious drug problem—more than cocaine and marijuana combined.
“Our Drug Task Force prepared a search warrant based on a report from LeadsOnlabs. After executing the search warrant, a large group of people were charged with manufacturing meth and several more felony charges. The people ranged in age from 30 to 65. Thanks for the help in the fight against meth.”
Inv. David Edington
3rd District DTF
“I just wanted to let y’all know that this service is invaluable to my meth investigations. LeadsOnlabs has led me in the right direction several times and, more times than not, an arrest or a confidential informant was developed based on intelligence I gathered using the system. I use the information gathered from LeadsOnlabs as a tool to just not get the smurfers buying the pills, but also getting the cooks recruiting the smurfers.
Thanks again for providing us Law Enforcement with an easy-to-use tool that I could not go without now!”
Texas-based Multi-State Narcotic Task Force
“We are a small department located in Gassville, Arkansas, just outside of Mountain Home, and have our fair share of individuals who either want to be a “supply runner” for ephedrine, or entrepreneurs in the profession of running meth labs.
Since being introduced to LeadsOnlabs, we have utilized he information gathered to write and execute approximately 9 search warrants this year in our town, which has led to seizing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, and ultimately arrests with each warrant. We are looking forward to utilizing the other sites your company has provided.”
Jeff A. Shehan
Gassville Police Department
“Lt. James Kulesa received information pertaining to illegal drug activity, resulting in the seizing of an estimated 1.3 ounces of pseudoephedrine in powder form. A set of digital scales and a pill bottle with signs of residue were also seized. Lt. Kulesa and Chief John Staley of the Austin Police Department went to a residence located on Oakridge Road, Austin, at which time the suspects were arrested for the offenses of: Possession of paraphernalia with intent to manufacture and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Lt. Kulesa related this was a case of purchasing pseudoephedrine for the purpose of selling or trading the substance for meth. We were able to confirm information on the LeadsOnLabs program.”
Lt. James Kulesa
Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office
“Lt. James Kulesa, Investigator Allen Marshall and Chief John Staley of the Austin Police Department went to a residence located on Bailey Road, Austin, Arkansas. Based on information from LeadsOnLabs, Investigators were attempting to locate the resident who also had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Cabot Police Department. Receiving no response at the residence, surveillance was initiated. A short time later, Lt. Kulesa received a call from a family member of a 21 year old female who related their daughter and another 20 year old female were in the area of Bailey Road and their safety maybe at risk. The females were in the company of the suspect. Investigators located the 20 year old female on the side of the road, who related the other female was being chased through the woods by the suspect. Sheriff Jim Roberson and additional Deputies responded to the scene. The 21 year old female was located by Investigator Marshall. She had numerous scratches on her body. K-9 tracking teams from the Arkansas Department of Corrections, Tucker Unit, responded and initiated a search for West. The K-9 teams located West and took him into custody. Further investigation led to chemicals, glassware, components, and paraphernalia utilized in the manufacture of methamphetamine being located and seized from a work shop adjacent to the suspect’s residence. The suspect was arrested for the offenses of; Possession of paraphernalia with intent to manufacture, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Battery 3rd degree, Fleeing, and an outstanding arrest warrant.”
Lt. James Kulesa
Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office
“There I was, just minding my own business. I received a phone call from a patrol deputy. He stated that he had just executed a traffic stop on a vehicle in Heber Springs. The deputy told me that among other items, he found several blister packs and a pharmacy bag with several Sudafed pills in it. I acquired the identification information of the subjects in the vehicle. Through LeadsOnlabs’ MethMonitor, I found that a total five people had purchased the pills at the pharmacy within a few minutes of each other. I went to the pharmacy and retrieved copies of the security video that confirmed that the five people purchased within minutes of each other. Four of them arrived in the same vehicle. The fifth person walked to the vehicle in the parking lot and handed her pills to a passenger in the car.
So thanks to LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor, I was able to charge five people with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. All five suspects ultimately pled guilty to the charges.”
Inv. Sgt. Jack Smith
Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office
“Over the last few months, we have focused our efforts on individuals that are “smurfing” pseudoephedrine pills for area methamphetamine cooks. With the use of LeadsOnLabs, we have successfully been able to compile several conspiracy cases involving an astronomical number of individuals, both the individuals “smurfing” pills and the cooks themselves. Also during these investigations we have been able to contact other drug task force agencies with information gained through our investigations which have led to several seizures of methamphetamine labs. Out of all the surveillance equipment, hi-tech gadgets, and other items we use in our daily efforts to fight the war on drugs, LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor by far is one of the greatest tools at our disposal. Thanks for all your work.”
Sgt. Devin Warner
Bi-State Narcotics Task Force