- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A $1.4 million federal grant is going to the Vermont State Police for additional troopers dedicated to fighting heroin and opioid trafficking.

The grant is one of six awarded across the country through the new Community Oriented Policing Services Anti-Heroin Task Force Program.

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, a leader in crafting the program, announced the grant Monday as part of an appropriations bill.

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