High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)

Imperial County is considered a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office has deputies attached to task forces that work with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies to target both high level drug dealers and street level sales.

Narcotic Investigators focus on crimes involving the

  • Sale, possession and distribution of illicit drugs
  • Cases involving seizures of property

Investigators assigned to these task forces have been responsible for arresting several suspects for various narcotic related crimes and for the seizure of large amounts of narcotics, firearms and assets.

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