Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division-LADID

The Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division (LADID) was created on August 1, 2001, stemming from the dissolution of the NET IV Drug Task Force. LADID is a multi-jurisdictional task force involving narcotics investigators from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, Brainerd Police Department and Baxter Police Department. The major emphasis of LADID is the investigation and enforcement of narcotics in Crow Wing County.

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and in Minnesota. Prescription painkillers can be helpful and beneficial for treating pain when properly prescribed by a licensed professional, used as prescribed, stored and disposed of safely. But they are highly addictive and susceptible to misuse and abuse. If used, stored or disposed of unsafely, they can be dangerous and sometimes deadly. Overdose deaths from opioids are increasing at an alarming rate. Prescription drug abuse can also lead to the use of other "street drugs." Learn more about preventing prescription painkiller abuse here. 

Safely dispose of unused prescription medication, over-the-counter medication and narcotic drugs by dropping them in one of the free Take It To The Box "drop-off" boxes in Crow Wing County. 

Reporting Drug Activity

Anyone wishing to report drug activity or drug information can contact LADID 24 hours a day at 218-829-4749 or Submit a Tip anonymously.

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