Task Force-Led Investigation Leads To More Charges In OD Deaths



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.

COMBAT funds the Jackson County Drug Task Force, which launched this investigation late last summer.

“We got a report that someone was selling pills to high school kids in Belton and Grandview,” Drug Task Force Officer-In-Charge Cummings said. “We did have a first name to go on—Tiger.”

January 30, 2023
Jackon County Task Force Spearheads OD-Related Investigation
An investigation the Jackson County Drug Task Force spearheaded has led to multiple federal charges against a Kansas City man linked to at least three fatal fentanyl overdoses in 2022. Firearms, numerous pills containing fentanyl and hundreds of thousands of dollars seized.

Among the six other men charged was Draggoo's younger brother, Colt. The US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri announced the indictment after it was unsealed last Friday (September 29).

» Department of Justice Press Release: KC Man Charged With Three Fentanyl Deaths, Illegal Firearms

"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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Not every police department has the resources necessary to effectively fight drug-related crimes—crimes that know no boundaries, crisscrossing city limits, county lines and state borders. The COMBAT-funded Jackson County Drug Task Force brings together detectives from the county’s various police departments and Sheriff’s Office to pursue drug dealers across these legal jurisdictions in a coordinated, concentrated and collaborative fashion.

» jacksoncountycombat.com/taskforce

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