$34 million worth of drugs seized by Omaha DEA in the region in last six months

Roughly $34 million worth of drugs was taken off the streets by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in the Omaha division within the last six months, officials said Monday.

The division covers Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and four counties in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Overall, the agency collected 5,064 pounds of marijuana, 578 pounds of methamphetamine, 145 pounds of cocaine, 64 pounds of heroin and 6,000 opioid pills.

In Nebraska, agents seized 4,737 pounds of marijuana, 83 pounds of methamphetamine, 27 pounds of heroin and about a third of a pound of cocaine.

In Iowa, officials nabbed 208 pounds of marijuana, 160 pounds of methamphetamine, 26 pounds of heroin and 2 pounds of cocaine.

In October, the division held National Take Back Day at 270 sites. About 34,000 pounds of unwanted, expired or unused medications was collected.

The next National Take Back Day will be on April 27.