National Emerging Threats Initiative (NETI)
The National Emerging Threats Initiative (NETI) is a national trends, intelligence, and best practices-sharing initiative, designed to provide support in the identification, coordination, and implementation of strategies for addressing emerging poly-drug threats in affected HIDTA areas and the United States. The initiative accomplishes this by identifying emerging drug threats and their patterns, as well as addressing each threat and promoting cooperation among public safety, public health, regulators, treatment, and prevention entities. The initiative focuses on systemic approaches to addressing the illegal drug supply including the diverted use of legal drugs along with the collateral issues of each. NETI personnel includes National Coordinator David Hamby based in Knoxville, TN and Deputy Coordinator Erasmo Carrizosa based in Los Angeles, CA.