Losing Grants Could Harm Local Efforts, Officer Says
With the looming threat of a cut in federal grant dollars earmarked
for the war on drugs, local law enforcement agencies are wondering how
they will do their job with less money.
Leaders in the Madison-Morgan County Strategic Counterdrug Team (STAC)
held a press conference Thursday to warn of the possibility of losing
grants, which could "have a serious impact on our drug-fighting
capabilities," said Huntsville police Lt. Jim Winn.
Aware of the potential cuts in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice
Assistance Grants, STAC agents Wednesday swept through their
jurisdiction on a series of raids and arrested 21 people, mostly for
cocaine and marijuana possession and distribution.
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Marijuana Party Founder Running for Governor
Loretta Nall smokes pot, and she wants to be your governor.
While speaking to 14 people at Wednesday night's Huntsville Area
Libertarian Supper Club, the 31-year-old Alexander City mother of two
said smoking marijuana could be considered a sin but not a crime,
"and punishing sin should not be the role of the state."
Nall, who is vying for the Libertarian Party's nomination, was
arrested for pot possession in 2002, not long after she wrote The
Birmingham News a letter to the editor. In it, she encouraged
citizens who don't support Alabama's tough marijuana laws to get
involved in changing them.
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