Drugs of all types and sizes, crossing the border from Mexico and entering the Lubbock community.
"The reality is, there's cartel members operating here in Lubbock trying to build and establish distribution methods."
Sheriff Kelly Rowe telling KAMC: stopping the sale and trafficking of drugs is a large part of an officer's day.
"It's a very active aspect of what we're doing everyday," Sheriff Rowe said.
And it's not showing signs of slowing down.
"It's only going to grow."
As violence along the border continues to spread north, Sheriff Rowe says his department needs to be able to meet the fast-growing flow of drugs and violence.
"This is a primary corridor to move illegal drugs north into the United States."
Just this past December, the Sheriff's Department putting a stop to a large grow house.
"The single biggest narcotics bust in this community's history. Seized, street value, I think was nearly 13 and a half million dollars in hydroponic marijuana."
The bottom line, the department needs more money.
"The main mission is we've got to work really hard to get our numbers, with all our primary response units to where they match what our population, what our needs are, in this community so we can serve these residents the best that we can."