Task Force-Led Investigation Leads To More Charges In OD Deaths
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2023
The Jackson County Drug Task Force arrested Tiger Dean Draggoo on January 20 after multiple fentanyl overdoses were linked to the Kansas City man. He was charged with distributing fentanyl resulting in three deaths in Belton, Missouri.
A federal grand jury has now indicted Draggoo and six other Kansas City area men for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that also involved illegal firearms and money laundering.
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"Three Belton teenagers who were associated with (Tiger) Draggoo died from acute fentnanyl intoxication," the DOJ press release stated. The fatal overdoses occurred in September and December of 2022.
A Months-Long Investigation
The investigation of Draggoo spanned more than six months. Four local agencies participated—the Drug Task Force, the Jackson County and Cass County Sherriff Departments—along with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Kansas City Police Tactical Unit served the arrest warrant January 20.
"While this is now a federal case, it started with our Jackson County Drug Task Force," said COMBAT Executive Director Vince Ortega. "This case also demonstrates how lethal fentanyl can be and how law enforcement has preventative role to play by stopping even more overdoses by shutting down deadly drug trafficking operations like this."
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'If you can see it...
it can kill you!'
- Is it really true that a small dose of fentanyl—"if you can see it, it can kill you"—can be fatal?
- Can fentanyl be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin?
- Are you willing to bet your life the "prescription" pill sold or given to you illegally isn't counterfeit and laced with a lethal dose of fentanyl? (If it does contain fentanyl, the odds are the amount of fentanyl will be enough to cause a fatal overdose).
- How is fentanyl used in medical treatments?
- Is it true that fentanyl-involved overdoses are now a leading cause of death among young adults?
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