Drug Diversion Investigations

The Warren County Drug Task Force recognizes the ongoing problem of prescription drug abuse and diversion in our jurisdiction and throughout the nation. We are committed to reduce “doctor shopping” and other illegal means of obtaining prescription drugs for abuse.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. While there has been a marked decrease in the use of some illegal drugs, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) show that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and over that used drugs for the first time began by using a prescription drug non-medically. Some individuals who misuse prescription drugs, particularly teens, believe these substances are safer than illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare professional and dispensed by a pharmacist. Other national surveys indicate that prescription drugs are the second-most abused category of drugs after marijuana.

Approximately 25-30% of drug task force investigations involve prescription drug abuse, diversion and trafficking. This specialized area of investigation combines drug education, prescription drug monitoring, proper medication disposal plans and aggressive enforcement. Addressing the prescription drug abuse epidemic is a top priority of the Warren County Drug Task Force. The below listed detective is specially trained in drug diversion investigations and committed to addressing this devastating problem.

Det. Susan Horn

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