Drug task force gets stimulus money

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) - The Baldwin County Drug Task Force will use $465,705 in economic stimulus funds to help the unit investigate, arrest and prosecute drug offenders.

Baldwin County District Attorney Judy Newcomb, whose office applied for the grant, said the funds will enable the task force to pay overtime for authorities to work on the effort.

The Baldwin County Drug Task Force is a specialized law enforcement unit composed of representatives from the district attorney's office, the sheriff's office and the police departments of Bay Minette, Daphne and Orange Beach.

Gov. Bob Riley awarded a total of $940,705 in stimulus funds to south Alabama. The Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team was also awarded a $475,000 grant.
Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/mobileregister

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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