From the Office of the Governor Robert Bentley:
MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded grants totaling $684,300 to combat illegal drugs and drug-related violent crime in 10 counties primarily in west Alabama.
The funding will support four drug task forces that operate in Bibb, Dallas, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox counties. The task forces conduct undercover operations to arrest and prosecute drug offenders, find and dismantle dangerous methamphetamine laboratories and assist with other violent crime investigations.
“We must remain aggressive in our battle against illegal drugs,” Bentley said. “I commend the agents of these drug task forces for their efforts to put the sellers and distributors of illegal drugs behind bars.”