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Narcotics Bureau

The Narcotics Bureau, now at part of the Strategic Impact Unit (SIU) is led by Capt. C. Lee Bennett,

Take control and partner with the SPD Narcotics Bureau to halt Drug-using lifestyles that deteriorate and ruin lives, families, neighborhoods, and communities.

"Drugs are related to crime in multiple ways. Most directly, it is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse (such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and amphetamines) Drugs are also related to crime through the effects they have on the user’s behavior and by generating violence and other illegal activity in connection with drug trafficking. The chart below summarizes the various ways that drugs and crime are related.

Drug-related offenses and drug-using lifestyles are major contributors to the U.S. crime problem, illicit drug users are about 16 times more likely than nonusers to report being arrested and booked for larceny or theft." (Information from Office of National Drug Control Policy)

If you have any questions relating to Narcotics or other special information mentioned above, contact Capt. Bennett. If you wish to provide information to the Narcotics Bureau, please write: narcotics@springfieldpolice.net .









Page last updated:  Friday, July 25, 2014 03:36 pm