The Indiana State Police is the recipient of over $2 million in funding to combat illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and prescription opioids.
The funding is coming from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). About $1.2 million is coming from the Anti-Heroin Task Force which will support the location or investigation of illicit activities through statewide collaboration related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, or carfentanil or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids. Another $1 million is coming from the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program to support the location or investigation of illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine, including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine trafficking.
Department of Justice officials say that more than 130 people die every day in the United States after overdosing on opioids, while methamphetamine continues to be one of the most commonly misused stimulant drugs in the world and is the drug that most contributes to violent crime.