The Mayes County Sheriff's Office Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) is responsible for detecting, investigating and prosecuting those persons that violate the laws in regards to illegal narcotics. This includes production, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and chronic use of illegal drugs as well as the associated money laundering of drug proceeds commonly associated with drug and gang-related offenses.
Investigators assigned to this unit are highly skilled and trained in the techniques used to fight illegal drug trafficking and abuse. Narcotics Detectives make undercover purchases, controlled purchases, conduct reverse operations and stings as well as conduct and gather information. The Investigators assigned to this division work closely with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD) and the 12th District Task Force to combat drug trafficking in our county.
CIU also assists the Criminal Investigation Division with all major crimes the occurs within Mayes County or whose activities adversely affect the citizens of our county.
Investigations performed by the CIU require various techniques such as surveillance, undercover operations, information gathering and analysis, and the service of search and arrest warrants.
To investigate, arrest, dismantle and successfully prosecute all narcotics trafficking organizations involved in the manufacturing, transportation, distribution, selling and use of illegal drugs in or being transported through Mayes County. To seize all illegal drugs, cash and other assets associated with and supportive of the illicit drug trade; to investigate, arrest, dismantle and successfully prosecute all money laundering organizations supporting these and other illegal activities.
- Increase the number of arrests, drug seizures, property seizures, and prosecutions.
- Increase the street level narcotics investigations and intelligence gathering.
- Provide investigative intelligence to local/state/federal law enforcement agencies.
- Increase CIU members to more successful in combating narcotics within Mayes County.