Because heroin trafficking has become so widespread, the majority of investigations done by the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force center on heroin.
Heroin also is available in greater quantities, and at a lower price per gram, than it was two or three years ago. Moreover, there are established drug trafficking organizations that have networks in place, capable of distributing large quantities of heroin throughout the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region.
Heroin traffickers on the street in Northern Kentucky may have suppliers in Cincinnati or Lexington, and that’s why it is so vital for law enforcement to work cooperatively across county lines.
The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force serves the Northern Kentucky communities within Campbell, Kenton, and Boone Counties.
Staff and task force officers are committed to making Northern Kentucky a safer community through aggressive investigation of drug traffickers and by providing training and educational resources to law enforcement and community partners.
Drug addiction is a threat to the health and safety of our entire community. Injection Drug Users (IDU) are at-risk of overdose and contracting other chronic illnesses such as Hepatitis C and HIV. The general community and first responders are at risk from infections resulting in handling discarded needles, addicted individuals driving under the influence and supporting the cost of medical care associated with the complications of addiction.
The overall goal is to reduce the harmful effects of intravenous drug use and decrease the health risk to the community by supporting community-based Naloxone distribution, syringe exchange, community support, education, and access to health care for intravenous drug users.