Baggies containing drugsNarcotics Division

The Narcotics Division consists of one Division Commander, Captain Kevin McLaughlin. It also is staffed by several other members, including members who are assigned to Joint Task Force's with Federal Agencies. The Narcotics Division continues to be committed to targeting and arresting drug and firearm traffickers. Additionally, we are committed to apprehending fugitives wanted by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.


The Nash County Sheriff’s Office uses a proactive investigative approach in the Narcotics Division to include undercover operations, executing search warrants and compiling historical information on known drug offenders. These methods often lead to federal arrests of members of drug organizations for federal drug and firearm charges.

Making a Difference

During the year 2022, the NCSO Narcotics Division arrested 116 individuals for a total of 648 criminal charges.  136 controlled narcotics buys were conducted during the year.  33 search warrants on houses/vehicles were executed, and 68 court orders were obtained to aid in investigations.  

The following illegal narcotics and firearms were seized in 2022:

Narcotics Seized




480,636 Dosage Units/ 17,110.67 Grams


Powder Cocaine

75,490.0 Grams/ 71 Kilos


Crack Cocaine

374.9 Grams



42,593 Grams/ 39 Kilos



10,993 Dosage Units


Prescription Pills

118 Pills



146,583.3 Grams/ 118 Pounds






55 Dosage Units