Monroe County Drug Task Force

The Monroe County Drug Task Force is a collaborative effort between the Office of the District Attorney, other county law enforcement agencies, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and local police departments focusing their combined efforts on combating the sale and possession of illegal drugs in our community.

The Drug Task Force is coordinated by Chief Detective Eric Kerchner and Detective Kim Lippincott of the Office of the District Attorney, and is comprised of detectives, deputies, and officers from:

  • Office of the District Attorney
  • Monroe County Sheriff's Office
  • Monroe County Office of Probation
  • Barrett Township Police Department
  • Delaware Water Gap Police Department
  • Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department
  • Pocono Township Police Department
  • Stroud Area Regional Police Department
  • East Stroudsburg University Police Department
  • East Stroudsburg Area School District Police Department

Funded entirely from grant money and forfeitures of property and money seized from drug dealers, the Drug Task Force operates at no cost to the county taxpayers.  


2016 Drug Task Force Stats

In 2016, Monroe County Drug Task Force operations resulted in:

Total Arrests


Possession w/ Intent to Deliver (Felony) 54
Marijuana 22
Heroin 21
Cocaine 5
Crack 4
Methamphetamine 1
Designer Drugs 1
Other Narcotics 0
Possession of Controlled Substance (Misdemeanor) 56
Marijuana 24
Heroin 22
Cocaine 4
Crack 1
Methamphetamine 4
Designer Drugs 1
Other Narcotics  


Total Drug Seizures



Marijuana   36 plants and 22g 
Heroin   8,259 grams
Cocaine   14 grams
Crack   34 grams
Methamphetamine   3 grams
Designer Drugs   418 dosage units
Other Narcotics   48 dosage units


Total Property Seizures


Weapons Seized                                                                                                      9                                       
Handguns 7
Rifles 2
Shotguns 0
Vehicles Seized 21
Approximate value of vehicles seized $29,000
Cash Seizures 39
Total dollar amount seized $91,307


Operations Conducted


Number of Arrests                              113               
Cases Initiated 134
Search Warrants Served 31
Organized Raids Conducted 25