Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force
15 E. Chautauqua Street Mayville NY 14757
The Task Force is a coordinated effort by multiple law enforcement agencies to investigate narcotics crimes at the local and federal levels. By combining the investigative efforts the Task Force attempts to identify and then make positive prosecutable cases against narcotics traffickers. The goal of the coordinated effort is to identify and arrest the highest level narcotics traffickers and to realize the maximum allowable incarceration times for the defendants and the maximum amount of seizure of illegally obtained assets from those defendants. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of Investigators from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Dunkirk Police Department. All members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force are cross deputized with the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office to facilitate investigations that cross traditional geographical boundaries. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office also has one investigator assigned to the United States D.E.A. Buffalo Office Task Force to maintain a liaison between the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the United States D.E.A. and the United States Attorneys Office.
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In order to break a distribution network investigations require extra diligence and patience of members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force Office. The investigation into the lower rungs of an organization begins months earlier and identifies key players eventually reaching the command group. Many times organization leaders are charged federally with Conspiracy and other Narcotics