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New Hampshire to get federal funding to combat opioid crisis

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Democratic congressional delegation says the state can be getting greater than $600,000 in federal funds to assist legislation enforcement companies combat the opioid disaster.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice, says the state is receiving $664,673 by means of the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services program. Of that, $489,674 will go to the New Hampshire Department of Safety for the state’s Anti-Heroin Task Force, and $174,999 to Dartmouth College for a program supporting the hiring of legislation enforcement officers and enlargement of neighborhood policing.

State Police Col. Chris Wagner welcomed the funding, saying it is going to drive cross-border initiatives to disrupt drug trafficking organizations that gas the opioid epidemic.

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