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The Enhanced Prosecution of Drug and Border-Related Crimes.

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,285,040)

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 Pima County Attorney General's Office (PCAO) will use its grant award to support the Enhanced Prosecution of Drug and Border-Related Crime Project. This will allow the PCAO to organize and work in tandem with law enforcement to regularly collect, analyze, and share information about crime trends, and target the most prolific and dangerous organizations and individuals for investigations. In addition, the PCAO will provide ongoing training, support, and legal advice to maximize the ability to successfully prosecute the most complicated, challenging, and time-consuming cases. Funds will be used to staff the Border Crime Prosecution Unit, which retains one attorney, one legal secretary, and one paralegal. The PCAO will also hire three new attorneys, one new legal secretary, one paralegal, and two part-time law clerks, as well provide overtime to legal support staff and purchase supplies for the staff.


Date Created: August 10, 2009