The Narcotics Unit is primarily focused on major narcotic investigations, mainly Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) and other narcotic-related crimes. The most prevalent illegal narcotics available in the county are methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin. The unit employs a wide range of investigative techniques to combat the problem. Some common techniques are surveillance, use of informants, controlled purchases, and wiretaps. In cases involving large-scale illegal drug sales where the proceeds can be located, asset forfeiture may be utilized.
For more information about the Narcotics Unit and what they have been up to this year, take a look at our Annual Report.