More Money to Stop Meth
The meth crackdown task force, Mustang, includes members from area police and sheriffs' departments. It does undercover work, and will use the federal money to lease office space and vehicles, as well as pay sources for information.
"Then we can use other funds to deal with other types of drug enforcement, and we don't have to use any of our current funds related to meth enforcement," Boehm explained.
Counties will share $500,000. Federal authorities said Missouri's meth lab count is down 22% from 2001.