The Drug Investigator conducts investigations involving the illegal use and distribution of controlled substances. The Drug Investigator also assists road patrol deputies with street-level drug investigations and arrests. Since illegal drug use is at the heart of so much crime, the Drug Investigator is also heavily involved in other types of investigations including property crimes, weapons, gangs, etc. The Drug Investigator is a certified Drug Recognition Expert and, as a result, is also involved in may DUI-Drug investigations. Finally, the Drug Investigator provides training to other deputies and community groups on topics related to illegal drug use.