During this hour-long broadcast called Homegrown & Homemade Drug Threats, we’ll see what law enforcement is doing to try to stop these drugs and what dangers they face.

See what a police department in Lincoln, Nebraska learned when they discovered a dozen marijuana grow houses in just six weeks. Hear how the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department is creating special teams to deal with issues related to methamphetamine.

Key Concepts:

  • Learn the latest trends in marijuana grow operations and methamphetamine manufacture
  • See what dangers officers face when entering drug manufacturing operations
  • Find out what spinoff crimes are related to the manufacturing of homemade drugs
  • Learn what to look for in your neighborhood
  • Find out what can be done to combat and control homegrown drug threats

Originally Aired: October 28, 2010


Brian Sallee

Detective, Albuquerque, NM Police Department

Brian Sallee has been a sworn law enforcement officer since 1980 and has worked narcotics since 1989. Sallee has worked undercover, surveillance, search warrants, informant handling, reversal and buy/bust operations, and clandestine labs. He is also qualified as an expert witness for narcotics investigations.

Sallee teaches narcotic classes for the Albuquerque Police Academy, Drug Enforcement Administration, the International Association of Undercover Officers, the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training program, and other police training organizations in the United States.

Sallee holds a Bachelors Degree in Police Science from New Mexico State University. He is also author of the book, “The Methamphetamine Handbook: What You Need to Know” and co-author of, “Narcotics Investigations: Working and Surviving.”

Jason Poore

Special Agent, Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC), Knoxville, Tennessee

Poore has been in law enforcement since 1999. He has worked two years as a Deputy Sheriff with the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department and two years as a patrol officer and investigator with the Harriman Police Department. In 2002, he accepted a position with the Tennessee ABC, where he now investigates outdoor marijuana cultivation, indoor marijuana growing operations and other narcotic violations. He also enforces the state liquor laws and regulations through undercover and overt investigations and operations.

Poore has a Bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a certified STAR instructor in drug training through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He is certified as a chemical weapons instructor, Clan Lab Technician and Site Safety Officer with the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force. He is also an instructor for the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training program.