Drug User Registration

Individuals convicted of certain narcotics offenses are required to register their address with their local law enforcement agency. The person registering must notify their local law enforcement agency of their address within 30 days of moving into any California jurisdiction and must, within 10 days, advise of any change of address. The requirement to register terminates five years after discharge from prison or jail, or expiration of parole or probation.  Upon registration at the Merced Police Department, offenders are interviewed, photographed and fingerprinted. This information is maintained in a computerized database that is available to patrol officers and investigators. Narcotics registration information is not available for public disclosure.  Please refer to California Health and Safety Code section 11590 for further information.