Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Governor awards grants to battle illegal drugs in Alabama

Ivey awarded $1.63 million to fight against illegal drugs, illegally obtained prescribed drugs and drug-related crime.

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $1.63 million to continue the fight against illegal drugs, illegally obtained prescribed drugs and drug-related crime in Alabama.

Ivey awarded $204,306 each to seven regional drug task forces. Another $204,306 was awarded to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, which manages the seven drug task forces.

“Illegal drugs and prescription drugs obtained by illegal means are a menace to those who use them, their families and others who become victims of crimes related to their use,” Ivey said. “Alabamians are indebted and should have high admiration for the law enforcement officers in these task forces who are committed to taking drugs off our streets and putting those offenders in jail.”

The task forces were formed in 2018 and are made up of law enforcement officers from law enforcement agencies within each region. Each region encompasses eight to 12 counties, although task force members have police powers in each task force jurisdiction.

Funds will be used to cover overtime and operational and equipment expenses. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“ADECA is proud to join Gov. Ivey in supporting ALEA and the regional drug task forces as they make strides in taking dangerous drugs and criminals out of our communities,” ADECA director Kenneth Boswell said. 

ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Staff
Written By

The Alabama Political Reporter is a daily political news site devoted to Alabama politics. We provide accurate, reliable coverage of policy, elections and government.

DIG DEEPER

News

One person was arrested, $11,000 and 63 machines were seized and another warrant was issued.

Courts

The judge ruled that the request to depose Alabama Power executives was overly broad and unlikely to yield information.

Governor

The university will use the grant to conduct training sessions for smaller and rural law enforcement agencies.

News

Amerson was elected as Calhoun County sheriff in 1994. He served six terms.