GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A new and potentially powerful tool in the fight against drugs has kicked off in Greenville County.
A Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit brings six police department, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office together to combat high level drug dealers.
The concept is a year in the making and will bring together 24 narcotics investigators spanning all those forces under one umbrella.
The key is to help in the tracking and prosecuting of criminals who may purposely try to pass over jurisdictional boundaries to game the system.
It will be led by a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent.
The unit is the brainchild of Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown, who said this kind of collaboration takes a willingness to work together that he only wishes existed during his first stint in office.
“I’m tired of young people dying from Fentanyl overdoses,” Brown said. “My hope is that the creation of this unit is that together we will achieve more than we could ever imagine.”
The unit has already begun operations and even served warrant Thursday morning.
See the full announcement below: