Mitchell Applauds DOJ Anti-Heroin Task Force Program Grant for Michigan

October 25, 2018
Press Release

Shelby Township, Michigan – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement following the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Service’s (COPS) award of a $2,815,645 grant to the Michigan Department of State Police through the Anti-Heroin Task Force Program. This grant to support law enforcement in the location and investigation of unlawful activities related to the manufacturing and distribution of heroin, or the illegal distribution of prescription opioids.

“Heroin and opioid overdoses claim one Michigander every four hours, and the opioid epidemic does not care about political party, social status, age, race, or hometown. This grant from the Department of Justice gives Michigan State Police additional resources it needs to help secure our communities from this opioid addiction epidemic. I am proud to support the COPS program, and will continue working to ensure our law enforcement and communities have the resources to prevent the flow of illegal drugs in our neighborhoods, and improve and expand access to treatment and recovery programs for those suffering from drug addiction.”