Grant To Help Fight Meth

Friday, September 14th 2007, 1:15 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department is getting a more than $364,000 federal grant to fight methamphetamine. Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren says the grant will be used to fight the manufacture, use and distribution of meth. Boren says the money will also be used by the department to work with other agencies in the prevention and treatment of meth abuse.

The grant is from the Department of Justice and is part of a program that focuses on areas with the most significant meth problems. Those areas are identified by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.