As part of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), the Tuolumne Narcotics Team (TNT) investigates every aspect of narcotics and dangerous drug violations. The unit consists of one sheriff’s sergeant, and two sheriff’s detectives. Additional personnel may be dedicated to TNT on a case by case basis, depending on particular investigations.
As a support unit of the TCSO, TNT interacts with Patrol, Dispatch, and other law enforcement agencies. TNT’s mission is to reduce the illegal manufacture, sale and use of drugs in Tuolumne County.
Narcotics investigations are conducted in numerous ways. Agents often spend many hours in court long after arrests are made.
TNT is a major resource for confronting the problems of drugs in the county. TNT continues to work with other state and federal agencies in a 24-hour a day effort to remove from the community those who traffic in illegal narcotics.