The VICE / Narcotics Unit conducts investigations regarding the illegal use of controlled substances within the County. The Vice / Narcotics Unit utilizes undercover operations to identify and arrest individuals that are involved in prostitution, illegal gambling as well as the distribution of illegal drugs. Cases made by the Vice / Narcotics Unit are handled in state court as well as federal court. The Vice / Narcotics Unit works closely with other local, state and Federal law enforcement agencies. There are currently 6 detectives assigned to the unit along with 4 Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Officers.
Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE)
The Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team is one of many support units within the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. The ICE Team's primary function is to enforce the motor vehicle laws on the interstate system throughout Iredell County. With almost sixty (60) miles of interstate between Interstate 77 & Interstate 40, this unit encounters a myriad of criminal offenses ranging from driving while impaired, fugitives in transit, narcotics and money trafficking, to all other types of criminal activity arising from a traffic stop. The ICE Team is often called upon to assist with narcotics and criminal investigations as well as assisting the Patrol Division. This team has proven to make our interstate highways safer for the residents of Iredell County.