The Narcotics Section investigates the illegal use, cultivation, sale, distribution, and smuggling of illegal drugs and the operation of illegal enterprises involving illegal drugs.
The Narcotics Section conducts proactive investigations of criminal activity involving vice and moral offenses including, but not limited to prostitution, pornography, pandering, human trafficking, illegal gambling, violations involving alcoholic beverages, and other obscenities.
The Narcotics Section also assigns detectives to task forces such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).
To encourage and enable community-minded citizens to report drug-related crimes anonymously, the department has implemented a 24-hour hotline at (504) 466-3073. Callers should leave as much detail as possible in their recorded message and the Narcotics Section will conduct an investigation based upon the information provided. You can also submit a tip online by clicking here.