The North Mississippi Narcotics Unit (NMNU) is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force charged with the responsibility of enforcing the criminal laws of the State of Mississippi regarding controlled substances. The Tupelo Police Department is the host agency for the NMNU, and its assigned Commander is responsible for the day-to-day operation in the furtherance of the goals formulated.
NMNU consists of the Cities of Tupelo, Booneville, Fulton, Pontotoc, Okolona, and Amory, and the Counties of Lee, Prentiss, Monroe, Pontotoc, Itawamba, and Chickasaw. NMNU concentrates its enforcement activities within the participating Cities and Counties.
Working closely with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Drug Enforcement Administration, NMNU conducted over 750 felony drug investigations in 2008, which included street, mid, and high-level drug dealers and organizations. The thousands of dollars seized from drug dealers are used by the Unit to investigate and prosecute dealers and to rid our neighborhoods of illegal drugs.