October 26, 2018

Massachusetts and New Hampshire Delegations Applaud Award of Substantial Anti-Heroin Task Force Grant

$2.95 Million Federal Grant Will Support Partnerships Between New Hampshire and Massachusetts Law Enforcement to Fight Trafficking of Heroin and Fentanyl

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), along with Representatives Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Mike Capuano (D-Mass.), Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.), Bill Keating (D-Mass.), Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.), Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) applauded an award of $2.95 million to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office in support of partnerships between New Hampshire and Massachusetts law enforcement to investigate and interdict narcotics, including heroin and fentanyl.

"Drug trafficking knows no borders which is why partnerships across state lines are so important to keeping drugs off our streets," said the Massachusetts and New Hampshire delegations in a joint statement. "We believe that these partnerships between law enforcement will undoubtedly save lives. This award is a vote of confidence in our law enforcement who do such a tremendous job protecting our communities and need all the help they can get as they fight on the frontlines of the opioid crisis. We will continue to do all that we can to secure resources and provide tools to those who are fighting to end this epidemic."

In July, the Massachusetts and New Hampshire delegations wrote to the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the Department of Justice in support of the grant proposal submitted by the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald.