The Leon County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit consists of a team of detectives with specialized training. The unit handles a wide variety of illegal drug activity from the street level dealer to large scale drug trafficking organizations. The unit’s area of responsibility also includes prostitution and gambling investigations. The unit works closely with local, state, and federal agencies within this jurisdiction as well as surrounding counties.
The Vice/Narcotics Unit also works as a support group for other investigative units within the Sheriff’s Office. This includes assisting with mobile surveillance, stakeouts and other covert specialized operations.
Over the years, the Vice/Narcotics Unit has seen the drug trends evolve from large scale outdoor marijuana grows, to powder and crack cocaine, to designer drugs, to indoor marijuana grows, to meth labs, to pill mills, and now bath salts. While these are the most prominent drug trends seen in this area, there have still been many different other types of illegal drugs investigated within Leon County.
Every year the Vice/Narcotics Unit investigates hundreds of cases that lead to seizures of millions of dollars worth of various illegal drugs, cash, and other assets.