JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK) - The Jackson Police Department and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office provided mutual-aid assistance to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration who served arrest and search warrants on a Jackson area resident Wednesday.
The arrest was the result of a long-term joint investigation between the Jackson Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Albany (New York) Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.
This complex investigation spanned over a period of 4-years, covered multiple states and jurisdictions and involved the use of undercover operations combined with hundreds of hours of manpower that were dedicated to the investigation of the case.
The criminal investigation primarily focused on the trafficking in illicit drugs across state lines, money laundering and tax evasion.
“The Jackson Police Department continues to be committed to keeping our community free from the blight of illegal drugs and want to remind you that we cannot do it without your continued support and assistance, thank you for being our eyes and ears on crime and for getting involved,” Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith said.
The police department is not releasing further details at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.