Chain of Custody Narcotics Evidence
Westlake Police Department’s aggressive and pro-active narcotics enforcement program is targeted at those who traffic illegal drugs in Westlake. For our department, asset forfeiture is among the most effective law enforcement weapons for narcotics-related offenses, as it seizes the very profits which otherwise would allow drug dealers to re-establish their illegal enterprise post release. What’s more, the forfeited monies are used by the department to fund additional drug investigations, provide training, and purchase equipment.
In Westlake, we pride ourselves on putting drug dealers out of business and into prison. A good indicator of our success in battling illegal drug trafficking is the amount of drug assets seized and forfeited to the department by state and federal courts: