Washington County Sheriff - Drug Unit
You won't always see or hear what's going on when it comes to the Drug Unit. They need to keep a low profile in order to investigate and apprehend drug offenders in the county.
Covering the County - Undercover
The Washington County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Group (Drug Unit) operates as a task force and represents the primary local effort in Washington County to curb illegal drug sales, cultivation, and distribution. Unlike other police efforts in Washington County, the Drug Unit's main goal is to target drug distribution and production. The Drug Unit has secondary roles such as gathering, processing, and disseminating drug intelligence, coordinating drug enforcement with other agencies, and has a role in educating the community about current drug threats.
The Drug Unit has a full time staff consisting of one supervisor, two detectives, four patrol officers assigned as investigators, several undercover officers, one part-time patrol officer investigator, and one program assistant. The Drug Unit works out of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which provides most of the staff and the supervisor. All full-time police departments in Washington County provide patrol officers or other resources for the task force.
As a result of Drug Unit activity in 2015, 176 charges were requested and 21 ordinance citations written against 84 individual offenders. 64% of the criminal charges were felonies, many for delivery of a controlled substance to an undercover officer. The Drug Unit seized 33 firearms during drug investigations, related to charges for felon in possession. Two search warrants were executed on residences resulting in drug charges.
Find more information and treatment for drugs by following these links:
- Pharmaceutical Drugs
- Synthetic Drugs
- Drug Info & Treatment Organizations