Narcotics Unit

Crystal MethThe sole purpose of the Ada County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit is to find and eliminate illegal drug use and drug dealing. We are especially interested in targeting traffickers who move large amounts of illegal drugs in and out of Ada County and those who make drugs available to our youth.

We are a member of the Ada Metro Narcotics Task Force, a partnership with other law enforcement agencies in Ada County. This partnership allows us to pool information, expertise and resources to fight the drug problem in our communities.

Ada County's drug problem is similar to that in the rest of the country. The use of methamphetamine ("crank") is one of our biggest concerns. This drug has been available in this area for more than a decade, and it continues to gain popularity because it is easy and inexpensive to produce. It is known to be the illegal "drug of choice" in the Treasure Valley.

The Ada County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit operates under the philosophy that you can and should demand a safe, non-violent, drug-free area in which to live, work and raise your family. You do not have to tolerate drug dealers and drug users in your neighborhood, but we need your help. If you know or suspect someone is selling drugs or providing them to young people, let us know. Your identity will remain confidential.

To reach the Ada County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit call (208) 577-3596.

How can I report drug-dealing activity?

  • If you are observing the drug activity as it is happening, call Ada County Dispatch at 377-6790.
  • If you would like to provide information regarding narcotics, you can call the Ada County Metro Narcotics Unit at 577-3596.

What sort of activity should I report to the Narcotics Unit?

Any activity you recognize as suspicious to your neighborhood could be narcotics related. For example, a high volume of foot and vehicle traffic to a residence could indicate drug trafficking. Unusual chemical smells coming from a residence could be due to drug manufacturing.

This is the type of information that would help us in an investigation:

  1. What kind of drug activity have you seen? (selling, using, type of drugs)
  2. Where is this happening? (address, house, vacant building — please be specific)
  3. When is this happening? (days, times)
  4. Who is involved? (give as detailed a description as possible, including names, ages, nicknames, race, hair color, and other distinguishing features)
  5. Describe any vehicles used (including plate number, if possible) and weapons, if any.

Can I remain anonymous?

Yes. If you wish to remain anonymous, your name will not be used in any police reports. However, it is helpful for the detective to be able to contact you for additional information.