Federal and State Drug Statutes

Federal and State Drug Statutes

For this Assignment, you will be interviewing a law enforcement officer involved in drug law enforcement and creating a minimum 15-slide PowerPoint presentation (not including the cover and reference slides) covering federal and state statutes for drug trafficking.

Before your interview, research and identify both federal statutes and your state statutes that deal with drug trafficking and have examples of the crimes and punishments that relate to cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana.

Then, identify a local, state or federal law enforcement officer whose primary duty is drug law enforcement and ask questions related to whether or not your researched statutes are effective in terms of law enforcement efforts to decrease drug trafficking. Questions should include specific aspects of drug law enforcement in which the officer is engaged and any jurisdictional or cooperation issues the officer has encountered in enforcing the drug statutes.


  • Your 15-slide requirement is excluding your introduction and reference slides.
  • Use one basic slide design and layout.
  • Limit slides to between 6 and 8 lines of content.
  • You may use pictures, charts and graphs to supplement your material as long as they do not take up the entire slide
  • Use bullets for your main points.
  • Use speaker notes to fully explain what is being discussed in the bullet points as though you are presenting to an audience.