Law Enforcement agencies across southeastern Minnesota were kept busy in 2013 enforcing drug laws an seizing controlled substances.
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand told the Winona County Board of Commissioners numerous drugs were seized throughout the 11-county area as some residents continued to actively use, manufacture and sell drugs.
Brand said most of the violators were brought into court and the officers from the various agencies also recovered a lot of illegal materials.
Winona County and the city of Winona have law enforcement officers that participate in the Southeastern Minnesota Narcotics and Gang Task Force. The task force has been in operation since 1986.