Missouri gets over $3 million in federal grants to help fight meth production. Christine McCarty has the story.
Sixty Missouri law enforcement agencies and task forces will get funds to help stop Missouri's growing methamphetamine problem. Officials with the Missouri Sheriffs Methamapetamine Relief Team, also known as MOSMART, say that the counties will use the funds for anything from training to equipment. Shana Stribling, spokeswoman for Sen. Kit Bond, says the money will help Missouri's rural counties crack down on meth cookers.
Stribling says that Bond helped push for the funding and is trying to get another $2.5 million for next year. From the state Capitol, I'm Christine McCarty.
By: Christine McCarty
State Capital Bureau
$3 million was given to Missouri to help crackdown on meth production. Christine McCarty has the story.
The federal government is giving Missouri over $3 million in grants to help stop meth cookers, distributors and dealers. Missouri leads the nation in meth production and this money will help rural counties fight the problem. Shana Stribling, spokeswoman for Senator Kit Bond, says the money will be used in counties to get equipment as well as other needs.
Stribling also says that Bond thinks there needs to be more money given to Missouri for the meth problem. From the state Capitol, I'm Christine McCarty.