Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

Narcotics Enforcement and Trafficking Investigations in Hotels/Motels and Parcel/Freight Carriers

Course Description:

This course focuses on hotel/motel and parcel/freight interdiction and provides an update on legal and constitutional issues related to each interdiction technique. Students will identify each of the seven exceptions to the search warrant rule with emphasis upon stop & frisk, search incident to arrest, probable cause, plain view, plain feel, inventory, and consent. The class will express a working knowledge of the parcel and freight carrier system and the labeling practices for each.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. List reasons why parcel carriers are used by the criminal element to ship narcotics and monies
  2. List and identify some of the patron saints of the “drug underworld” and their impact on narcotics enforcement
  3. Identify the test used by the courts to justify the length of an investigative detention
  4. Identify how trash searches of abandoned property can be used
  5. Identify how audio or video recordings can be used in hotel/motel interdiction
  6. Identify how a post-eviction search of a hotel room can be an effective tool
  7. Identify the method(s) for using a canine to sniff packages in a parcel or freight carrier facility that comply with Fourth Amendment standards
  8. List each of the two different theories on how to start a hotel and motel interdiction unit
  9. Express four steps on how to conduct an investigation related to hotel/motel interdiction
  10. Identify indicators of narcotic activities that can be used by hotel/motel employees to determine if an individual may be engaged in suspicious activity related to drug trafficking behavior
  11. List the techniques to establish a working relationship with parcel or freight carriers
  12. Identify indicators that can be used by law enforcement personnel to determine if packages or parcels may contain narcotics
  13. Identify each of the nine steps that should be conducted to ensure a successful and professional “controlled delivery” of the suspected package to its destination
  14. Identify how to work alternate locations, such as mail boxes, U Box, We Ship, and The Box Place

Prerequisites: Must be law enforcement officers or narcotics enforcement agents

Course Length: 2 days / 16 hours

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 through Wednesday, June 21, 2023
8:00:00 AM through 4:00:00 PM
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
1091 Hospital Rd.
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