Contact Information for Tarrant County Sheriff's Office Combined Narcotics Enforcement Team

Narcotics Division K9 Unit on steps of a building 

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Combined Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) was established to facilitate a coordinated effort to address the increasing illegal drug threat through partnerships with law enforcement agencies in Tarrant County. Successfully enforcing the drug laws of the state through combined, coordinated and focused enforcement efforts with all law enforcement agencies within Tarrant County and the North Texas region, will help to improve the quality of life and safety of citizens. Investigators assigned to this unit are highly skilled and trained in the techniques used to fight illegal drug trafficking and abuse.

Narcotics Investigators make undercover purchases, controlled purchases, conduct reverse operations/stings and conduct surveillance as well as gather intelligence. The Investigators assigned to this Division work closely with Federal, State and Local agencies to combat drug trafficking in Tarrant County.

The Narcotics Division has a K9 Unit within the Division. The unit is comprised of two uniformed Deputies and one plain clothes Investigator. The uniformed Deputies each have a multi-purpose dog that is trained to detect the order of narcotics, locating articles and the tracking/apprehension of suspects. The plain clothes Investigator works cases and has a narcotics detection dog. Initially, all the K9 Teams go through a multi-week training course, conduct ongoing weekly training and are certified annually through a State or Nationally recognized training and certifying authority. The K9 Teams are an integral part of the CNET’s mission.

In addition to working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), CNET also works with the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA) Task Force. The mission of the HIDTA Program is to enhance and coordinate America's drug-control efforts among Local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies in order to eliminate or reduce drug-trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United States. The mission includes coordination efforts to reduce the production, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and chronic use of illegal drugs, as well as the money laundering of drug proceeds.

From 2021 through 2023, CNET made 387 arrests (357 Felony Arrests, 30 Misdemeanor Arrests).

In addition, the following items were seized:

Approximately $1,991,227.62 in U.S. Currency
61 Vehicles
235 Weapons
Illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of $48,586,807.28