Lafayette County Sheriff's Office
Lexington, Missouri

Narcotics Unit

The Lafayette County Narcotics Unit is a multi-jurisdictional task force that was formed in 1991. The Unit is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of the Presiding Commissioner, the Sheriff, and the Chiefs of police from Odessa, Lexington, Concordia and Higginsville. The Unit is directed by the Sheriff. The Unit has 4 members that investigate illegal drug activity in the county. Most of the funds for the operation of the Unit are supplied by grants from the State of Missouri and the Missouri Sheriff’s Methamphetamine Relief Team. The Unit seized 27 Methamphetamine labs in 2003.

Methamphetamine has been the major focus of the Unit. ¬†One of the ingredients for the “Nazi” method of producing Methamphetamine is Anhydrous Ammonia, which is readily available to the “cooks” because of the agricultural nature of our county. The supply of Anhydrous Ammonia lures “cooks” from other areas to our county.

Methamphetamine is extremely addictive and can be easily made from common household ingredients that include:

  • Cold medication that contains pseudo-ephedrine
  • Muriatic acid, Drano, Roto Drain, Red Devil Lye
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Coleman fuel, acetone, Paint thinner, Toluene
  • Iodine
  • Coffee Filters
  • Anhydrous ammonia

How do I know if someone is making Methamphetamine in my neighborhood?

  • Late night activity. Many cars & people coming and going.
  • The odor of solvents or chemicals, especially ammonia.
  • Efforts are made to reinforce or cover windows and doors.
  • The odor of urine around the area.
  • Unusual amounts of trash that includes the items listed above.
  • Barbecue propane tanks with green or blue, corroded valves.
  • Users & “Cooks” lose weight & can develop sores on the arms & face.

If you suspect a Meth lab in your neighborhood, contact the Unit at:

  • 660-259-4666
  • Email
  • Or the Sheriff’s Department at 660-259-3622
  • Or your local law enforcement agency.
  • Or The Tips HOTLINE at 660-259-6789