DRUG GRANT FUNDING Charleston Awarded $475,000 Grant To Fight Drug Problem
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 22, 2012 1:15 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The city of Charleston has been awarded more than $475,000 to support a drug market intervention initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Charleston’s drug market intervention initiative was launched in February 2012 in an effort to close down open-air drug markets that breed crimes of violence and disorder, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The release said the project was launched by Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster and U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, in collaboration with other federal, state, local law enforcement agencies and leaders representing several West Side community development organizations.
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