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 “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.”

 WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $2,998,794 award from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to the Louisiana State Police. The funds, which come through the Anti-Heroin Task Force Program (AHTF), will help combat the illegal production and distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and prescription opioids in Louisiana. 

“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.

The AHTF delivers funding to law enforcement agencies located in states with high rates of treatment admissions for heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other opioids. These resources will help support criminal investigations into the distribution of such prohibited substances.