Pubdate: Tue, 23 Nov 2004
Source: Messenger-Inquirer (KY)
Copyright: 2004 Messenger-Inquirer
Author: Owen Covington
Bookmark: (Methamphetamine)


$250,000 Is Allocated to 2nd Congressional District

Area counties will receive $250,000 in federal money during the coming year 
for methamphetamine eradication programs, Rep. Ron Lewis's office announced 
this weekend.

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional district will receive federal money to fight 
methamphetamine for the fourth year in a row, according to Lt. Jeff Jones 
with the Daviess County Sheriff's Department.

The funding was part of the current fiscal year's omnibus spending bill, 
which received congressional approval this weekend.

"Law enforcement officials have been very successful in locating and 
shutting down methamphetamine operations in our communities," Lewis said in 
a press release. "But their success has led to new costs associated with 
doing the job right."

During the past three years, the district has received $1.6 million for 
methamphetamine eradication programs, Jones said.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Department has been in charge of administering 
the money to area agencies, Jones said.

The money is generally used to pay for cleaning up methamphetamine labs, 
for officers to work overtime and for the equipment required for cleaning 
up labs and disposing of their components, he said.

"It's very much appreciated, the effort Rep. Lewis has been able to make to 
get us funding not only for our agency but for the other agencies in the 
second district," Jones said.
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