At a ceremony held in Flagstaff, AZ on July 12th, the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) was recognized for “Outstanding Task Force – Interdiction Effort”.
The MAGNET interdiction group consists of five law enforcement agencies within northwestern Arizona: Arizona DPS, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Havasu City Police Department, Bullhead City Police Department and Kingman Police Department, which is the lead agency. The interdiction group consists of AZ DPS Troopers and a Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputy. In 2015 the MAGNET interdiction group conducted numerous interdiction efforts that resulted in the following combined seizures:
· 1,150lbs of high grade Marijuana originating in norther California.
· $77,996 in U.S. currency
· 39lbs of Methamphetamine
· 7.4lbs of Cocaine
· 2.5lbs of Hashish
· In Transit Marijuana Grow Operation
· 78 drug-related arrests
· 3 Fraud interdictions with seizure of over 200 fraudulently produced credit cards
The commitment of these agencies working together to form the MAGNET task force highlight what can be accomplished when multiple agencies work together in a task force environment.