Drug usage and distribution are a continuing problem for local law enforcement.

Officials say that there have a been a significant increase in overdoses due to Fentanyl and Heroin.

Captain Kip Barlett with the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force tells KRMS News drug activity in the Lake Area happens more often at this time of year as more young people try to enjoy the nightlife.

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Captain Bartlett also says meth labs aren’t found as often due to restrictions on buying the ingredients, but meth usage seems to be on the rise.