Contact Information

  • Sheriff Coy Reid
  • (828) 464-5241
  • Main Location:P.O. Box 385100 Government Drive., Building E Newton, NC 28658
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The Narcotics and Vice Unit is a specialized unit of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office which investigates violations of the North Carolina Controlled Substance Act and Vice Crimes. The unit works closely with its municipal counterparts within Catawba County and surrounding counties and within state and federal agencies. Investigators use covert investigations, surveillance operations and information gathering to build their cases. Narcotics investigators are sworn federal officers to facilitate their participation in building federal cases.