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Missouri gets over $3 million to crackdown on meth production

November 13, 2003
By: Christine McCarty
State Capital Bureau
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Missouri gets over $3 million in federal grants to help fight meth production. Christine McCarty has the story.

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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.

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Contents: He thinks that the $3 million is definitely a good chunk of change and can make a real difference especially if you look at the number of departments that are receiving money for these guys, this is a lot of money.

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.

Date:11/13/2003

By: Christine McCarty

State Capital Bureau

$3 million was given to Missouri to help crackdown on meth production. Christine McCarty has the story.

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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.

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Contents: Our law enforcement officials have to go in and seize dangerous labs. The chemicals often are very dangerous, there is a chance for explosion and a number of other problems. And to be able to do this safely, our law enforcement officials need to the right type of equipment.

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.