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Methamphetamine Enforcement

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $750,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force currently covers 20 counties in Kentucky many of which are rural. Over the past 4 years, the task force has discovered 154 meth labs, investigated 155 meth labs, dismantled 139 meth labs with 32 children involved. In addition, there were 890 meth related investigations conducted and 621 meth related arrests made. The Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force will use funding from this program for salaries for personnel. The personnel will be working on methamphetamine related cases which will consist of investigations, lab dismantling, surveillance, highway interdiction and educational programs. Their goal is to enhance the investigative capabilities of law enforcement agencies in Western Kentucky to enable them to combat the methamphetamine problem and continue to provide the necessary resources that would ensure the proper cleanup and disposal of clandestine laboratories in Western Kentucky.


Date Created: September 6, 2010