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MSP gets nearly $1.5M in fight against heroin

Posted at 1:50 PM, Sep 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michigan State Police will be getting almost $1.5 million from the Department of Justice to crack down on heroin distributing and trafficking.

U.S. Senators to Michigan, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters made the announcement Tuesday.  The $1,460,611 grant comes from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Heroin Task Force program.

The COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force grant is designed to advance public safety by providing funds to investigate illicit activities related to the distribution and trafficking of heroin and prescription opioids. This support is part of nearly $6 million awarded to six states nationwide.