Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Methamphetamine Investigations
Wednesday, April 17 - Friday, April 19, 2019
08:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Camp Dodge JMTC, Johnston, IA 50131


Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

This course is designed to equip counternarcotics law enforcement officers with the knowledge to conduct methamphetamine investigations involving domestic and international traffickers. The course begins with the history of methamphetamine and current trends, including a section on the international methamphetamine trade controlled by Mexican drug trafficking organizations. The main portion of the class addresses how to perform methamphetamine investigations whether the targets are international traffickers or domestic local producers and distributors.
The conclusion of the course addresses tactical considerations and supervisory concerns; developing standard operating policy; effective courtroom testimony techniques; and developing legislation to aid enforcement. The skills taught in this class, while focused on methamphetamine, can be employed to other areas of drug enforcement as well.

Topics Included

  • Methamphetamine and transnational narcotics organizations
  • Methods required to conduct precursor/chemical diversion cases
  • Effective methamphetamine drug crime surveillance techniques
  • Undercover safety considerations for the counternarcotics officer dealing with meth dealers/users
  • Building conspiracy and multijurisdictional cases
  • Drug vehicle interdiction techniques
  • Managing informants

Course Length

Methamphetamine Investigations is a 3 day (24 hour) course.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

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