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Governor Pushing For More Money For Drug Task Forces

Governor Pushing For More Money For Drug Task Forces

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED Feb 11, 2013

With a room full of officers and undercover drug agents at the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Governor Nixon talked about the proposed budget now before lawmakers and how he's working to get  drug task forces more money.

He wants three-million dollars to go to the two-dozen drug task forces across the state, money being cut on a federal level.

COMET is the drug team here in our area.

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says a cut of any kind would be a bad deal.

Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott agrees.  Losing even some of the help they get from the drug task force would hurt this area.

Some of the money is used to clean up meth labs,  which run around $5,000 each.

Nancy Simpson

Nancy Simpson

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting