Two Kane County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned in January to a Homeland Security Investigations Task Force to combat large-scale drug trafficking have now received federal drug-task-force credentials.
Task Force Officer Deputy Ryan Wasson has been assigned on a part-time basis, while Task Force Officer Deputy Ryan Monaghan has been assigned full-time.
Wasson and Monaghan have provided investigative support with the Task Force by assisting with and leading criminal investigations into international drug organizations operating locally.
Hain said both deputies have canine partners, which in addition to their vast investigative experience, prove to be great assets to the team.
Since they began their assignment, the deputies and their partners are responsible for the seizure of more than 1,200 pounds of illegal drugs and 11 firearms.
The officers officially received their federal credentials on Tuesday, July 7.
Hain said he is proud of their achievements and looking forward to the work they will do on behalf of Kane County residents.
“Task force relationships with local, state and federal agencies are critical to intercepting the flow of bulk narcotics and weapons trafficking in the Chicagoland region,” he said.
Citizens can report information on drug activity anonymously by clicking on the Tip411 link on the home page of KaneSheriff.com or by texting “Kane” to 847-411.
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release