MILLEDGEVILLE — A multi-county agency works in partnership with other local agencies to bust drug-related crimes.
The Ocmulgee Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force funded by the Criminal Justice Council (CJCC) with cash matching funds from local law enforcement agencies to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute drug-related crimes. Officers works alongside law enforcement agencies from Baldwin, Wilkinson, Washington, Putnam, Morgan and Greene counties.
“The task force does a tremendous job working with all the counties. It’s unbelievable how much we’ve accomplished in our partnership with them,” said drug task force commander Wesley Nunn.
Created in 1980, the dedication of the agents within the task force has been exhibited for more than 33 years.
“Every day is different but that’s what I like about it. You never know what you’ll be dealing with on a daily basis,” said one of the agents.
Because of the nature of the work of the task force, the location along with the names of the agents must remain undisclosed.
The agents’ main duty is to investigate activities associated with the distribution of drugs. The task is achieved through various techniques such as surveillance, search warrants, documented criminal intelligence, confidential informants and undercover operatives. The best resource the task force has access to are concerned citizens, according to Nunn.
“The citizens who are around it everyday see more than their fair share of drug activity and are fed up with it. The anonymous tips that we receive help us uncover drug operations that we would otherwise not have known about,” he said.
All information obtained by the agents is kept in case files and stored both electronically and in hard copy form. Within the hard copy case file room, some records date back as late as 1990.
“We keep the case files on hand so we can go back and study them, or perhaps notice a pattern of activity within a certain area,” said Nunn.