Metro Broward Drug Task Force

The Metro Broward Drug Task Force (MBDTF) is composed of thirteen state, county, local and federal agencies. The lead initiative role is managed by full-time employees from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

The MBDTF is a multi-jurisdictional initiative that the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) initiated funding for on October 1, 2010. Officers on the task force investigate cases and obtain search warrants and arrest warrants in drug cases throughout Broward County, FL.

Attorneys for an Arrest by the Metro Broward Drug Task Force

The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. are familiar with the tactics used by the Drug Task Force in Broward County. Our attorneys fight drug crimes in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County, FL. We represent clients after a drug arrest by officers with the We fight drug cases after an arrest by officers with city police departments including the Coral Springs Police Department, the Miramar Police Department, the Sunrise Police Department, the Manors Police Department, the Wilton Police Department, the Hollywood Police Department, the Lauderhill Police Department.

We are also familiar with effective ways to fight drug cases involving officers with the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the United States Postal Inspectors Office (USPIS), Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI/ICE), DEA and FBI. 

Our attorneys are familiar with the investigative techniques used in these drug cases including search warrants, buy/busts, controlled deliveries, controlled narcotic buys, electronic surveillance and visual surveillance.

After an investigation involving the Metro Broward Drug Task Force, call an experienced criminal defense attorney with offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. to discuss your case.


Investigations by the MBDTF

The focus of Metro Broward Drug Task Force (MBDTF) is to disruption middle-level to upper-level Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) and Money Laundering Organizations (MLO) with ties to narcotics trafficking. The MBDTF conducts investigations, makes arrests and seizes property through asset forfeitures.

Detectives and agents conduct undercover operations into drug trafficking organizations including Consolidated Priority Organization Targets (CPOT), pharmaceutical traffickers and grow house operations. 

Criminal investigations involving the MBDTA are initiated by information obtained from:

  • confidential sources and informants working under the direction of detectives and agents;
  • undercover personnel working in the field;
  • Crime Stoppers tips called in from the public;
  • information relayed from other HIDTA's and law enforcement entities.

Additional Resources

Information on the Metro Broward Drug Task Force - Find information on the MBDTF by visiting the website of the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Read more about this multi-jurisdictional initiative from the South Florida HIDTA which began on October 1, 2010.


This article was last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

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