Atlantic County Sets Up New Drug Task Force


Atlantic County is getting a new task force that will crack down on drug trafficking in one of the highest-ranked areas in the state for narcotics activity, county Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said Tuesday.

The task force, with a $175,000 budget, is part of the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program created by Congress under the Anti-Drug Abuse Act in 1988. Joining the program means Atlantic County is a “critical drug-trafficking region” and will share equipment, intelligence and funding with the Drug Enforcement Administration and local police departments.

“We are seeking to aggressively address the opioid addiction that plagues our community,” Tyner said.

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