Narcotics Enforcement Team


The Narcotics Enforcement Team is the drug enforcement arm of the District Attorney’s Office. This unit’s mission is to investigate narcotics trafficking operations, prostitution activities and gambling investigations existing within the City of Reading and the County of Berks. The Berks County Narcotics Unit also assists the City of Reading Police Department Vice Section, the Pennsylvania State Police Vice Unit and local County Police Departments with the investigations of drug crimes. The unit is supervised by Lieutenant Leon Domsic, who reports directly to Chief County Detective Michael Gombar. The ten (10) detectives are divided into two Marijuana Grow Operationgroups with Sergeant John Snyder and Corporal Nelson Ortiz,  each responsible for four (4) detectives.

The Berks County Narcotics Unit also has personnel assigned with the Drug Enforcement Administration Office (DEA) located in Allentown, Pennsylvania and also with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) under Homeland Security, whose office is located in the City of Reading, Pennsylvania. The Berks County Detectives are trained not only in the investigations of drug offenses but also in the use of electronic surveillance equipment, photography, video and physical surveillance techniques. Six (6) Detectives are Class “A” certified and one (1) Detective is Class “B” certified to utilize electronic surveillance, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 57, of Title 18, with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Six (6) Detectives are also qualified as experts in the field of Drug Identification and Investigations with the Berks County Court System and two (2) Detectives are qualified as experts with the Federal Court System.


To contact the Berks County Detectives Call: 610-478-7171