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About OBNDD


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Welcome to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD). The mission of the OBNDD is to enforce the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Act as outlined in the Oklahoma Statute Title 63, train and assist local law enforcement agencies, and compile drug related statistics. OBNDD provides a leadership role for law enforcement throughout the state for the investigative effort directed toward the illegal use of controlled dangerous substances.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control is a law enforcement agency with a goal of minimizing the abuse of controlled substances through law enforcement measures directed primarily at drug trafficking, illicit drug manufacturing, and major suppliers of illicit drugs.

The following divisions make up the OBNDD: Diversion, Intelligence, Enforcement, and Human Trafficking.

DIVERSION DIVISION
The Diversion Division of OBN investigates cases in which legally manufactured and distributed pharmaceutical controlled substances are diverted into an illegal market. Agents are trained to conduct complex investigations and audit professional handlers of controlled drugs. Because of the regulatory nature of these kinds of controlled substances, Agents work on both criminal and administrative cases.  The Diversion Division also regulates the licensing of nearly 20,000 Oklahoma medical professionals who possess an OBN Registration to prescribe or dispense controlled drugs.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING DIVISION
The OBN Human Trafficking Division was created in 2012 in response to the growing trend of human trafficking in Oklahoma and across the United States. Organizations traditionally responsible for trafficking drugs into and across the nation are frequently involved in human trafficking as another means of generating profits.  Because of Oklahoma's interstate highway system and close proximity to the Mexican border, Oklahoma has served as a base of operations for many drug and human trafficking groups tied to Mexican cartels.

INTELLIGENCE DIVISION
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control Intelligence Division utilizes specialized techniques in conjunction with traditional drug enforcement investigative methods to address prioritized significant drug trafficking organizations.

ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
The Bureau's largest section contains Agents at each district office and at headquarters who primarily enforce Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes and applicable federal statutes under Title 21 of the United States Code. The Agents not only conduct small undercover drug purchases, but also investigate multi-jurisdictional complex conspiracy cases, which require criminal investigative expertise. Marijuana eradication is a primary of Enforcement Agents. However, because of new, simpler methamphetamine recipes surfacing, these Agents are spending greater amounts of time investigating the manufacturing and sale of domestically-produced methamphetamine.

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
In recognition of the tremendous social problem relating to drug demand, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics will conduct programs of public information to create an atmosphere of public awareness and cooperation with law enforcement in its effort to minimize drug use and abuse.

In addition to a general lecture presentation, we offer slide programs designed to identify various substances of current abuse and misuse. We may also present a number of categorized drugs (encased) and paraphernalia for public viewing.

Such presentations are available for schools, churches, civic groups, industry, health and safety organizations, and law enforcement throughout the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control will also participate in various Job/Career Fair events to inform the public about drug abuse, as well as career opportunities with OBNDD.

Since we are a tax-supported state government agency, there is no cost involved in our programs of public interest.

For more information about our presentations, contact the Public Information Officer or Training Officer at (800) 522-8031. For presentations, scheduling should be done at least two weeks in advance.