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White House Announces New Federal Drug Program Funding for Delaware

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Less that one week after Delaware Governor, Jack Makell announced his drug priorities, White House officials have announced that a $2.5 million federal allocation will fund the Heroin Response Strategy. Speaking with the Governor, in Wilmington earlier today, Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, announced that federal funding for Delaware via the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program is part of a new law enforcement and public health initiative to deal with heroin and prescription drug abuse. New Castle County was designated as an HIDTA last year by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The White House announcement on the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program can be read in its entirety at: www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/high-intensity-drug-trafficking-areas-program The Read more