Local Police to Get Funds to Target Opioid Drug Dealers

Sep 15, 2017

  Manchester will get nearly half a million dollars from the state to help police investigate opioid-related drug use and trafficking.

The money is part of a $1.2 million contract between the Division of State Police and local law enforcement agencies.

The funding targets some of the state’s larger cities. The agreement includes $261,767 for Nashua, $62,551 for Concord, $50,000 for Laconia, and $32,000 for Portsmouth. The money will support investigative work, such as overtime expenses.

New Hampshire’s Executive Council approved the contract Wednesday. The governor and council approval allows the grant agreements to take effect after being accepted at the county and municipal level.