When Chris Malphrus took over as sheriff of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, one of his major goals was to crack down on drugs and drug-related crimes. Malphrus and his team have since made multiple drug busts. Since taking office he’s also filled many vacancies, and as of last week, all new personnel have started, including Carmen Hartley as the new Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). When Hartley was certified two years ago, there were 136 DREs in the state, she said. There are now 140 statewide, according to the drug evaluation and classification program website.