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Law enforcement seizures total $5.9 million in 2019 under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2019. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $5.9 million worth of property in 493 seizures. Those were decreases from 2018 when law enforcement officials seized approximately $9.1 million worth of […]

Charges added to heroin/fentanyl conspiracy involving 21 defendants

Additional charges and more defendants have been added to two federal indictments that now charge a total of 21 defendants for their roles in separate conspiracies to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area, resulting in the overdose deaths of at least two people. Most of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

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Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Nicole Galloway Missouri State Auditor

Missouri State Auditor releases compilation of Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act seizure reports for 2018

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2018. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $9.1 million worth of property in 699 seizures. Those were increases from 2017 when law enforcement officials seized approximately $7 million worth of […]