The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office received an Outstanding Cooperation and Performance in Law Enforcement Award from the the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center. MOCIC provides analytical services and investigation support to local law enforcement agencies. The award was presented at the 36th Annual MOCIC Conference held in Wichita, Kansas last month. Three law enforcement agencies received the award in the MOCIC’s nine state area. The award is given to agencies who conduct a sucsessful investigation or prosecution using MOCIC services.
The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for its investigation into Anhydrous Ammonia thefts from a rural fertilizer storage facility. Suspects were coming at night to steal Ammonia to use in the production of Methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office used night-vision cameras and recording equipment from MOCIC that led to several suspects being identified and apprehended.
Other agencies that participated in the investigation include the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force. the Illinois State Police, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, The Effingham County State’s Attorney, and the Jasper County State’s Attorney.