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Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $2,911,082)

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 III: Facilitating Justice Information Sharing, Collaboration, and Problem Solving, the Arizona Attorney General's Office (AAGO) will use its grant award to support the AAGO Drug Prosecution Program (DPP) in order to successfully prosecute illegal drug trafficking and other crimes stemming from the southern border. The DPP will retain nine prosecutors and create five additional prosecutor positions. The grant will also provide training on the legal and practical issues of prosecuting complex criminal cases stemming from the border. The prosecutors, through specialized experience required to direct T-3 electronic surveillance investigations, will dismantle highly compartmentalized drug trafficking operations. Grant funds will also pay for surveillance equipment, supplies, witness interview transcription services, and preparation of court exhibits.


Date Created: July 28, 2009