It works narcotics cases throughout the county, according to Carl Francis, Webb City police chief and a longtime task force board member.
"It allows us to work the entire county without worrying about jurisdictional boundaries.
That also puts us with the state and federal systems.
We have a DEA
agent who has an office with the task force, and that allows us to expand our region even more.
The recent federal K-2 indictments were the result of that," Francis
said the biggest benefit of the drug task force is that so many cases are intertwined, and officers can take the time to work their way to the source.