[Monett Times] Mostly Cloudy ~ 59°F  
High: 75°F ~ Low: 48°F
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016

LCSO receives marijuana eradication grant

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has received grant money to conduct a statewide marijuana eradication program.

In previous years the Missouri Sheriff's Association (MSA) has applied for the grant and dispersed monies to participating agencies.

"Due to policy changes, MSA is no longer eligible for funds so the program was essentially dead," said Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay. "I re-applied for the grant funds in order to save the program."

After several months of working with other agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office was approved for funds to continue and support the statewide program. The sheriff's office received $45,000 in funds to be distributed to other sheriff's offices across the state that will be participating in the program.

Along with those grant funds, the Sheriff's Office has established an agreement with the Missouri National Guard to provide air support in the operations. Several counties have already expressed interest and have received funds to continue their eradications programs.

The funds will be used to pay officers to work eradication details.


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on monett-times.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

The National Guard will b used n this marijuana eradication?Guess the pesky constitution doesn't mean a thing anymore!

-- Posted by Soujerner on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 12:38 PM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration:

© 2016 Monett Times, a division of Rust Publishing MOARCASS, L.L.C. All rights reserved.