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Drug Task Forces to receive $1 million in grants
The Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) has awarded over $1 million in federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) to eighteen drug task forces throughout the state.  This funding will support drug prosecutor and investigator positions, overtime for investigations and partial funding for Task Force Commanders.  Drug Task Forces focus on gangs, drugs, firearms as well as related criminal investigations. 
The St. Croix Valley Drug Task Force, which is made up of Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties, will receive $33,379 in federal grants.