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History & Mission

Illegal and prescription drug abuse was a top concern for Alexander County when Sheriff Chris Bowman took office.  History and experience has shown that most other criminal activity (larceny, breaking & entering, fraud, etc.) have a strong correlation to the drug abuse problem an area is experiencing.  To combat this ever-growing problem, Sheriff Bowman formed the Narcotics Enforcement division in 2010.  Currently the Sheriff’s Office utilizes one full-time officer who is tasked with Narcotics Enforcement and is assisted by several part-time officers.  These officers are tasked with the primary duties of investigating alleged and suspected drug abuse and sales cases and bringing forth charges against those involved.  As the drug problem will continue to be a growing concern for the citizens of Alexander County, Sheriff Bowman hopes to increase the workforce of the division in the future.  The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office takes a strong stance against drug abuse in Alexander County and encourages all citizens to become involved in the enforcement of such laws.


Reporting Suspected Illegal Drug Activity

If you have information about drugs being sold, purchased, or abused in Alexander County, you are asked to contact the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at 828-632-1111 (Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm) or 828-632-4658 (after hours).  If you would like to make an anonymous report of drug activity you may call the Alexander County Crime Stopper’s TIP LINE at 828-632-8555 at any time (all calls are anonymous and you could qualify for a reward for your information).