The Kansas Bureau of Investigation will receive an estimated $848,459 in federal grant funds to fight methamphetamine trafficking, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said today.
“Methamphetamine is closely tied in Kansas with violent crimes and property crimes,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.
Methamphetamine is ranked as the top drug threat in Kansas, according a 2018 assessment by the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. Other states to receive funding include Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
The award will come from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice, through the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP). CAMP funding may be used to locate or investigate illicit activities, including precursor diversion, laboratories or methamphetamine traffickers.