Legal experts fear new legislation giving New South Wales police the power to search convicted drug offenders without a warrant could disproportionately impact First Nations people.

Taskforce Erebus has been tasked with investigating known inter-gang conflict following a spate of Sydney shootings that left 13 people dead over the past 18 months.

Under the new laws, police will be able to apply to a court for a DSPO against a person convicted of serious drug offence in the last ten years, allowing police to search them repeatedly without applying for separate warrants each time.

Samantha Lee, a solicitor with the Redfern Legal Centre says any addition to police powers runs the risk of being used for a purpose not intended by the legislation.

Samantha Lee