LaPorte County to get federal resources to combat drug dealers

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced Thursday that LaPorte County was going to get federal aid to fight drug traffickers and increase enforcement.

The county has been designated as a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA) by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

“As Indiana, and our country, fight the drug epidemics that are devastating families and communities, I was proud to support LaPorte County in applying for this designation that will bring resources to help law enforcement combat drug trafficking,” Donnelly said in a statement.

The designation means LaPorte County will get to work with federal officials to find drug traffickers, expand prevention efforts, and increase access to treatment and recovery services.

Lake and Porter Counties were the only other two HIDTA designated counties in Indiana prior to LaPorte County.

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