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Northwoods Anti-Drug Enforcement Unit Gets State Money


A northern Wisconsin anti-drug task force has picked up a grant from the state to fight drug trafficking.

The North Central Drug Enforcement Group was one of the groups in 48 counties getting state funding.

Oneida County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Dan Hess outlines the grant...

"We got the grant through the North Central Drug Enforcement Group which is run through Oneida County Sheriff's office. The grant is for equipment to be used through the seven-county task force area. I believe 26 different agencies are involved...."

North Central Drug Enforcement group includes Oneida, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Price, Taylor and Vilas counties. The legislation provides $1 million to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to grant local and tribal law enforcement agencies for the investigation and response to drug trafficking.

Attorney General Josh Kaul says while there's a need to continue expanding access to substance-abuse treatment, they want to ensure that investigators have the resources they need to dismantle drug-trafficking organizations.

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