March 27, 2017

Narcotics Investigator


The West Fargo Police Department has two narcotics officers. One officer works with BCI and the other works with the DEA.The Narcotics Investigators follows up on all cases involving illegal drug use. Many of the cases investigated are the result of citizen tips. Call 701-433-5500.

Narcotics Investigations is supervised by Detective Lieutenant Greg Warren

To contact an investigator call:
Or the Tipline at:


What to Look For


I think my neighbor is selling drugs. What should I look for?

  • Excessive traffic
  • Short visits
  • Reoccurring visits from certain individuals or vehicles
  • Out of State vehicles
  • Traffic coming and going at certain times (daily, weekly or monthly)
  • Unsocial able behavior, rarely see a person outside of residence
  • Excessive window or door coverings
  • Unusual late night behavior
  • Never has garbage or trash left out for collection
  • Strong chemical type odors coming from vehicles, garages, sheds or houses.

What information should I report?

  • Note license plate numbers and description of vehicles
  • Note the times when traffic may be busiest and how long are they staying.
  • Note the frequency of reoccurring vehicle
  • -Note descriptions of individuals coming and going (Height, weight, hair color, etc.)
  • Note specific information on individuals if you know them. (Name, address, phone numbers, employer, vehicles, etc.)
  • Any information that may deal with possible drug activity!

What are the signs and symptoms of Methamphetamine use?

  • Loss of appetite and/or weight loss
  • Dramatic mood swings and aggressive behavior
  • Paranoia and alertness
  • Memory loss
  • Acne and sores
  • Elevated body temperatures and increased sweating with unusual body odor
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Loss of pleasure and severe depression
  • Excessive talking and impaired speech
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Teeth discoloration or loss of teeth

What do I look for with Meth use?

  • Tinfoil with burn marks
  • Pen tubes
  • Cellophanes baggies with corners cut off
  • Hollowed out light bulbs and glass tubes (used for smoking)
  • Small butane torches (heat source for smoking)
  • Small scales
  • Spoons with burn marks or residue
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Small baggies or containers with rock like or powdery substance

What are some signs of Marijuana use?

  • Altered perceptions
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Reduced concentration or coordination
  • Euphoria
  • Laughing/giggling
  • Hunger (munchies)
  • Gain in weight
  • Impaired short-term memory

What evidence do I look for if someone is using Marijuana?

  • Cigarette rolling papers (Zigzags)
  • Pipes or bongs (all shapes and sizes)
  • Roach clips (small metal clips)
  • Dried plant material
  • Small round seeds (marijuana seeds

What can I do if I do suspect someone using drugs?

Call a Narcotics Investigator. You can call anonymously.

  • Cass County Drug Task Force P.O. Box 2665 Fargo ND 58108-2665 701-239-7126
  • West Fargo Police Department (Attn: Narcotics) 800 4th Ave E West Fargo ND 58078 701-433-5500
  • Cass County Sheriffs Department (Attn: Narcotics) 211 9th St S. Fargo ND 58103 701-241-5800
  • Fargo Police Department (Attn: Narcotics) 222 4th St N Fargo ND 58102 701-241-1415