Douglas County dissolves drug enforcement unit
December 23, 2020
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is ending operation of a special drug-focused unit, calling its structure outdated as the department moves away from focusing on "low-level users."
Sheriff's office spokesman Jenn Hethcoat told the Lawrence Journal-World that the decision to dissolve the unit that works with Lawrence police was finalized in November.
Hethcoat says the office will continue to operate a special investigative unit but with a focus on crimes related to drug activity, "not low-level users who would benefit more directly from behavioral health support th...