The mission of the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MOCONET) HIDTA Initiative is to measurably reduce Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) and Money Laundering Organizations (MLO) by disrupting, dismantling, and successfully prosecuting narcotics trafficking organizations involved in the importation, transportation, manufacture, distribution, sale, or use of illegal drugs domestically manufactured or smuggled across U.S. borders. To seize illegal drugs, proceeds, property, or other tangible assets associated with and supportive of the illicit drug trade, money laundering, or smuggling activity, MOCONET utilizes its diverse authorities and those of partner agencies to target these criminal organizations.
The Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team is comprised of undercover detectives from numerous local and state law enforcement agencies as well as its federal law enforcement partners from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office Air and Marine Unit and the Houston Office of Homeland Security Investigations. MOCONET is also composed of uniformed criminal interdiction deputies, K-9 criminal interdiction deputies, and a crime analyst. The members of the unit receive specialized, job-specific training which includes, but is not limited to: Clandestine Lab Investigator Certification, Computer and Cell Phone Forensics Certification, Narcotic Canine Handler Certification, and undercover operations.
Lietuenant Tim Cannon is a supervisor in the Narcotics Division for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and is currently assigned to and oversees the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team. He is responsible for the coordination and supervision of investigations and arrests. MOCONET is responsible for disrupting, dismantling, and successfully prosecuting all narcotics trafficking organizations involved in the manufacturing, transporting, distributing, selling, and use of all illegal drugs in, or being transported through, Montgomery and Walker County MOCONET also seizes all illegal drugs, cash, and other assets associated with, and supportive of, the illicit drug trade and investigates, arrests, dismantles, and successfully prosecutes all money laundering organizations supporting these and other illegal activities.
Lieutenant Tim Cannon