Discuss in detail how to conduct drug-related investigations.
Drug investigators are law enforcement officers whose main duties are related to the investigation of criminal activities connected to the sale, use, and distribution of illegal drugs. Drug Task Force investigations can take weeks or months, but often yield results. Drug investigation units commence investigations based on the information they receive from their sources, which include officers on the street, members of the community, confidential informants, and other multiple agencies involved in law enforcement. Many <span style="color: windowtext;">drug enforcement agencies</span> and police department units or divisions work to gather intelligence and interpret that intelligence as part of their ongoing law enforcement efforts. These professionals create and update intelligence databases on drug offenders and the trends in drugs and drug-related crimes in their particular jurisdictions.