The West Central Drug Task Force, which includes Dunn County law enforcement and the UW-Stout Police Department, received a $50,000 state grant to investigate and respond to drug trafficking, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced in a news release Thursday.
The Department of Justice gave a total of $1 million to law enforcement agencies in 48 Wisconsin counties Friday after lawmakers passed a bill to fund the fight against drug trafficking.
The West Central Drug Task Force received the maximum amount of $50,000.
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The grant dollars will be used to buy undercover vehicles, surveillance equipment and safety equipment, Kaul said.
“While we need to continue expanding access to substance-abuse treatment, we also must ensure that investigators have the resources they need to dismantle drug-trafficking organizations,” Kaul said in the release.
Still available is $85,000, which the state will distribute through another grant.