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Narcotics-Related Prosecution Teams

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $893,750)

The State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern border of the United States under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is designed to provide resources for hiring, retention, assistance, and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in order to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border of the United States. For the purpose of this solicitation, the term 'criminal narcotics activity' includes all drugs controlled by the Controlled Substance Act 21 USC Section 801.

Under Category I: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity, the New Mexico Second Judicial District of the Office of the District Attorney (DA) will use its grant award to prosecute felony narcotics-related violent crime in its jurisdiction. The DA's goals include: 1) the creation of new jobs dedicated to prosecution; 2) the development of a mechanism assessing the prevalence of narcotics-related violence; 3) the increase of efficiency and efficacy of narcotics-related violence prosecutions; and 4) the decrease in the impact of narcotics-related violence. In order to accomplish these goals, the DA will hire two prosecutors, two investigators, and two paralegals to create two additional prosecution teams that will target narcotics-related violent offenses. Funds will also purchase two vehicles for field interviews, six computers, and various office supplies.


Date Created: September 15, 2009