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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 17, 2020
On Aug. 6, 2020, officers with the Springfield Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit made a large drug bust after serving a search warrant. As a result of the search warrant, they seized 564.4 grams of heroin (1.24 pounds). With the national average for cost being $150/gram, the estimated street value of this seizure is $85,000.
This case is actively being investigated by SPD and as part of a Career Criminal Task Force (CCTF) case in conjunction with FBI. The CCTF is a joint task force between the Springfield Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose mission is to reduce street violence by focusing on career criminals committing crimes involving weapons.
So far this year, investigators with the SPD’s Special Investigations Section have taken almost five pounds of heroin off the streets of Springfield. The Springfield Police Department is committed to continuing to fight to reduce the number of heroin and opioid deaths.
** The included photo shows 519 grams. The difference in the total weight of 564.4 grams is accounted for in smaller baggies that were weighed separately.
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Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786JnBailey@Springfieldmo.gov
Release authorized by Capt. Eric Reece