WASHINGTON (BrProud) – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) recently announced a $2,998,794 award from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to the Louisiana State Police for fighting opioid abuse.
“Opioid abuse has crippled communities in our state, and this funding will help law enforcement keep these deadly drugs off of Louisiana streets and out of Louisiana homes,” said Kennedy, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.
According to Sen. Kennedy, the funds come from the Anti-Heroin Task Force Program (AHTF). The program’s funds will target illegal production and distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and prescription opioids in Louisiana. The AHTF assists law enforcement agencies located in states with high rates of abuse of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other opioids. These resources support criminal investigations related to the distribution of these prohibited substances.