Law Enforcement Agencies Receives Grants
Special law enforcement units that investigate illegal drug activity and drug-related violent crime are receiving extra funding support from Alabama’s governor. Units in Cherokee, DeKalb, and Marshal counties are getting a more than $149,000 grant from Governor Robert Bentley. The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit is using the more than $49,900 grant to support its investigations into illegal drugs and drug-related violent crime. A $50,000 grant is assisting the Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit, which investigates homicides, assaults, child abuse, sexual abuse and other major crimes, and the Marshall County Drug Enforcement Unit is using the $50,000 grant to investigate the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available to the state by the US Department of Justice.