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ISP gets more than $2 million for drug investigations

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Posted at 6:23 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 18:23:56-04

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Police will receive more than $2 million for investigations into heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil or prescription opioids.

The grant is part of a $42 million program by the Department of Justice to support state law enforcement agencies.

“The Indiana State Police are so deserving of this grant money,” said Southern District of Indiana United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler. “They are on the front lines of this public health crisis by combating the scourge of opioid and methamphetamine use in Indiana. This is just another example of how the Indiana State Police and all law enforcement protect and serve Hoosiers on a daily basis.”

More than 130 people die every day in the country from opioid overdoses, according to the DoJ.

“We are extremely thankful and honored to be a recipient of these two grants, which will assist our investigators who work on the front lines of the opioid crisis every day. We are so very proud to collaborate with our law enforcement partners throughout the state in working to make our communities safer for everyone”, said Doug Carter, Superintendent of the Indiana State Police.