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  • Southern Indiana Drug Task Force

    On October 1, 1992, law enforcement agencies in Southern Indiana developed a full-time Drug Enforcement Unit known as the Southern Indiana Drug Task Force (SID) to replace or supplement the part-time drug investigation units of each agency. The rationale for the formation of the Drug Task Force was to combine the expertise, equipment, and other resources of area law enforcement agencies, thereby enhancing the effectiveness and operational drug enforcement efforts throughout Southern Indiana.

    The Southern Indiana Drug Task Force conducts independent investigations pertaining to illegal drug trafficking that include marijuana eradication and the interdiction of all controlled substances in and out of Southern Indiana. SID participates in joint investigations, and shares intelligence and equipment with drug enforcement officers from federal, state, and local jurisdictions when appropriate. SID is staffed with officers from the Floyd County Police Department, New Albany Police Department, Jeffersonville Police Department, Clarksville Police Department, Scottsburg Police Department, and the Harrison County Police Department.

    The Southern Indiana area and its adjoining communities continue to experience a significant problem with narcotics and other controlled substances. Intelligence and investigative activity indicate a major increase in cocaine (powder and crack), Methamphetamine (crank), and Marijuana during the 1995 and 1996 reporting period. This increasing drug problem contributes to a variety of social ills, and two factors appear to be major contributors:

    1) A steady population growth in Southern Indiana

    2) The significantly larger narcotics problem which exists in the Louisville Metropolitan area that transcends our state border.

    This sinister encroachment is strongly evidenced by the number of joint investigations SID conducts each year with the Louisville Metro Narcotics Unit, Kentucky State Police, and the United States Drug Enforcement Admininstration. High intensity narcotic enforcement programs conducted by Louisville and Jefferson County law enforcement may be pressuring drug traffickers and their associated organizations into Southern Indiana jurisdictions.

    Southern Indiana Drug Task Force
    Hank Ballard, Director
    P.O. Box 421
    New Albany, IN 47150

    (812) 949-1004 / HOTLINE (812) 949-1230


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