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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Justice Department Awards $525,569 to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Through the Anti-Heroin Task Force Program

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that $525,569 in grant funding through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services through its Anti-Heroin Task Force Program (AHTF) was made to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. This grant is part of the new tools to address the opioid crisis announced today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

 

AHTF provides two years of funding directly to law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids. This funding will support the location or investigation of illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

Topic(s): 
Prescription Drugs
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Donald E. Clark Assistant United States Attorney (207) 780-3257
Updated November 29, 2017