Attorney General William P. Barr announced that the Department of Justice has awarded more than $1 million in forensic grants to help Wyoming officials protect citizens from dangerous drugs, sexual perpetrators and violent criminals.
Awards from BJA will allow analysts to test samples and interpret results in cases involving violent crime and dangerous drugs. Some of the funds will go specifically to help toxicologists analyze opioids and reduce the backlog of opioids and synthetic drugs that have been submitted for testing. BJA funds will also cover training, equipment and overtime costs for DNA analysts.
View the press release to learn more.