Governor Pushing For More Money For Drug Task Forces
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.