VIGO Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State Police will receive $2 million of a $42 million grant from the Department of Justice.
The money supports investigations into drugs like heroin, fentanyl and illegal prescription opioids.
In the local area, Indiana State Police officials said troopers respond to illegal drug cases on a daily basis and that this grant will not only help to decrease these cases, but it could also save lives.
“By receiving this grant it will allow for our officers to receive extra equipment and also pay for overtime. So that officers can investigate the opioid crisis and make our community safer,” said Indiana State Police Sergeant Matt Ames.
According to Ames, around 130 Americans die per day … due to drug and opioid addiction