Indiana State Police are cutting off the supply.
ISP has a full time interdiction detail that operates from the Drug Enforcement Section (DES). Its primary focus is to conduct criminal interdiction efforts on the main arteries of Indiana to disrupt the flow of illegal drugs and other contraband from reaching our communities. This unit works very closely with other department personnel assigned to one of the 14 state police districts and ISP's Commercial Motor Carrier Enforcement Division.
DES Stats from Jan 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017:
- 13.1 kilograms of heroin seized
- 9.3 kilograms of cocaine seized
- 186 state search warrants executed
- 87 firearms seized
- Over $2 million seized
Use INSPECT as an investigative tool
INSPECT is a prescription drug monitoring program that can be utilized by law enforcement to investigate prescription opioid cases.
An INSPECT report summarizes the controlled substances a patient has been prescribed, the practitioner who prescribed them and the dispensing pharmacy where the patient obtained them.
Local, state and federal law enforcement officers, including sworn officers, prosecutors, county coroners, the Indiana Board of Pharmacy compliance officers, and investigators, are eligible for INSPECT accounts
What is a Problem-Solving Court?
Problem-solving courts seek to promote outcomes that will benefit not only the offender, but the victim and society as well. These courts were developed as an innovative response to deal with offenders' problems, including drug abuse, mental illness and domestic violence.
Recovery Services with the Indiana Department of Corrections
Addiction Recovery Services (ARS) encompass those programs/clinical services that address addiction issues within the IDOC populations. It is estimated that the majority of IDOC offenders have some sort of problem with addictive behaviors. Services are provided by IDOC's vendor of medical services. Current services include two delivery models:
- Outpatient Addiction Recovery: this service is a 5 phase program that begins with a guided self-study module and then moves into group addiction treatment. The clinical treatment is paired with programmatic time credits totaling a maximum of 6 months for the successful completion of the final four phases.
- Therapeutic Community: a specialized clinical service that is comparable to intensive inpatient services and lasts a minimum of 8 months (10 month average). This service is for offenders with significant impairment related to a substance use disorder. The clinical program is paired with programmatic time credits totaling a maximum of 6 months for successful completion of the entire program.
Find out more information about ARS here.