State Police Land Drug-Fighting Grant

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Indiana State Police will use more than $500,000 in federal grant money to shut down meth labs. Indiana is one of 10 states to receive the funding from the U.S. Department of Justice. October 7, 2014

News Release

GRANGER, Ind. - U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today announced the Indiana State Police received $567,000 in federal grant money from the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Methamphetamine Program.

Donnelly said, "Methamphetamine use unfortunately remains a serious problem throughout many areas of our state. I am committed to assisting Indiana's law enforcement in their efforts to fight back. I am pleased to see the Indiana State Police receive this help, boosting their current efforts to fight methamphetamine production and distribution. This federal grant will help the Indiana State Police keep our communities safe."

The COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program provides funds to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.

Earlier this year, Donnelly included anti-methamphetamine initiatives among his priorities for the FY 2015 federal appropriations, supporting continued funding for the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program and funding for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Clandestine Drug Laboratory Cleanup Program, which assists state and local law enforcement with methamphetamine lab cleanups.

Indiana is one of only 10 states receiving a 2014 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program Award.

Source: Office of U.S Congressman Joe Donnelly