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Investigators Take Top Award

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Sep 11, 2013

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Larimer County Sheriff's Office
John Schulz, Public Information Officer

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Criminal Impact Unit received Drug Investigation Unit of the Year for District 4 from the Colorado Drug Investigators Association at their recent conference. The Criminal Impact Unit shared the honor with the Longmont Police Department's Special Enforcement Unit.

 The award given to the two local investigative teams was to recognize their work in Operation "Bad Nickname". This investigation targeted methamphetamine dealers in Northern Colorado. The May to August investigation resulted in more than 30 grand jury indictments, over 40 pounds of methamphetamine being tracked with a significant amount being seized as well as the recovery of a substantial amount of money, stolen property and guns.
The two teams were assisted in the operation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Boulder County District Attorney's office.
Criminal Impact Unit Sergeant Mark Hertz said, "The success of this operation is due to the dedication and hard work of the investigators as well as great interagency cooperation."
Larimer County Sheriff's Office Investigations Captain Robert Coleman added, "We were able to make a significant impact on the amount of methamphetamine entering Larimer and Boulder counties and I am very proud of not only our team but all the other agencies involved."
The Colorado Drug Investigators Association is an organization dedicated to uniting peace officers and other professionals who share a common interest in drug enforcement, in a collaborative effort to reduce the supply and demand of illicit drugs and illegally diverted legal drugs by providing quality training, open information exchange and speaking with one voice in support of effective legislation.
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