Drug Task Force


The Joplin Police Department is a member of the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team. In conjunction with multiple other agencies, they cover the following counties: Jasper, Barton, Newton, McDonald, and Barry. The primary function of ODET is to dismantle large scale Drug Trafficking Organizations. Some of these Organizations are directly connected to Drug Cartels in Mexico. Over 95 percent of the methamphetamine seized in United States today is manufactured in Mexico. ODET is a major player in the war on these Organizations and works closely with FBI, DEA and ATF on the dismantling of these Organizations. If anyone has drug information that they believe could be helpful to ODET please give us a call at 417-624-9365 or call your local agency. ODET is supported by grants and local agency contributions and cannot be operated without that support.