- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Drug Task Force is getting six new positions with help from a $1.4 million federal grant.

The five new detectives and an analyst position are designed to strengthen heroin trafficking investigations across Vermont.

The money comes from the Department of Justice’s Anti-Heroin Task Force.

The program targets areas with high rates of abuse of heroin and other opioids.

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who helped secure the funding, says the Vermont Drug Task Force is best equipped to identify and arrest those who are behind heroin trafficking.



The Vermont Drug Task Force is an interagency partnership made up of state troopers, local, county and federal law enforcement officers whose primary mission is to investigate individuals trafficking illegal drugs.

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