Today, the White House
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced it is adding 13
additional counties across 12 states to its existing High Intensity Drug
Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program.
Designation of these areas will facilitate coordination among Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement partners focused on disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations. The newly designated counties, with the names of the existing HIDTA they will be joining, include:
- Boyd County, Kentucky (Appalachia HIDTA)
- Anderson County, Tennessee (Appalachia HIDTA)
- Fayette County, West Virginia (Appalachia HIDTA)
- Floyd County, Georgia (Atlanta/Carolinas HIDTA)
- Allen County, Indiana (Indiana HIDTA)
- Gloucester County, New Jersey (Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA)
- Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA)
- Oswego County, New York (New York/New Jersey HIDTA)
- Olmsted County, Minnesota (North Central HIDTA)
- St. Louis County, Minnesota (North Central HIDTA)
- Warren County, Virginia (Washington/Baltimore HIDTA)
- Josephine County, Oregon (Oregon/Idaho HIDTA)
- Worcester County, Maryland (Washington/Baltimore HIDTA)
“The proven success of
our HIDTA program is a direct result of the hard work of those on the
frontlines of this fight, and the invaluable partnerships they’ve formed with
law enforcement groups across the Nation. From day one, the Trump
Administration has strongly supported the men and women dedicated to stopping
deadly drugs from flowing into our communities, and we’re renewing that commitment
once again today. By expanding our HIDTA program to these critical areas, we
are providing more resources to help achieve our mission of keeping more of our
family members, friends, and neighbors safe.” ONDCP Director Jim Carroll said.
In 2018, President Trump, through ONDCP, established the first new HIDTA program in 17 years to combat emerging threats in Alaska, bringing to completion the Administration’s effort to ensure that all 50 States receive funding through the program.
In 2018, HIDTA Program initiatives:
- Dismantled nearly 3,000 drug trafficking organizations
- Removed $16.5 billion in wholesale value of drugs from the street
- Made nearly 99,000 arrests
For a map of HIDTA
Program Counties, click HERE.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy works to build a stronger, healthier, drug-free society today and in the years to come by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of United States drug policy. The Office also administers two grant programs: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas and Drug-Free Communities.
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