The Vice Unit investigates crimes related to illegal drugs, gambling and prostitution.
The Vice Unit of the Kingsport Police Department placed 548 charges on 236 suspects in 2011 including charges of possession and possession for resale of Schedule I, II, III, IV, and VI drugs, obtaining narcotics by fraud, maintaining a dwelling where controlled substances are used or sold, possession of counterfeit controlled substances, manufacturing methamphetamine, TennCare fraud, forgery, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, criminal impersonation, various gun-related crimes and alcohol-related crimes. The number of charges decreased forty - one percent from 2010, and there was a 24.36% decrease in the number of people charged from 2010. The Vice Unit seized drugs with an estimated street value of $113,142.00, which is a decrease of approximately 23.22% from 2010. A total amount of $100,638.00 in cash was seized which is a decrease of approximately 0.90% from 2010. In addition, the unit seized 23 vehicles with an estimated value of $150,500.00, which is a decrease of 48.00% from 2010. Of the 548 charges, 69 (12.59%) were the result of fraudulent prescription investigations, down from 192 in 2010, which is 64.06% decrease.
The vice unit contact number is 229-9434.
The Drug Task Force is a local cooperative effort among the KPD, the Bristol TN PD, the Sullivan County Sheriffs Department and the TBI in long term investigation of suspected drug suppliers.
Narcotics and Drugs Related Sites
Resources for Narcotic Officers
Illustrated Drug Information