CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Wyoming will receive more than $3.1 million in stimulus money to boost five regional drug enforcement teams. The Wyoming attorney general's office says the money will be used to assign six additional law enforcement officers to the enforcement teams, with the goal of increasing investigations,arrests, drug and money seizures and prosecutions. The $3.1 million is part of more than $4 billion in Justice Department Recovery Act funds available to assist state, local and tribal efforts to improve the criminal justice system and create law enforcement jobs. Three local governments will also receive money, with nearly $41,000 going to the City of Laramie, $25,400 to the City of Lander and $11,600 to Big Horn County. Holder announced the funding Friday.
By Kyle Reuter on Sun 05/31/2009 07:02am