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State Senators To Call For Drug Court Grants

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Two state senators are set to propose a grant program to fund and establish drug courts across New Hampshire.

Republicans David Boutin of Hooksett and Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro will outline their proposal Tuesday morning at City Hall in Manchester.

The city has been a focal point in New Hampshire’s opioid crisis.

Manchester officials have called for a court to handle drug-related offenses but in June Hillsborough County lawmakers voted down the proposal.

Opponents said they supported a drug court in Manchester but didn’t want the county to have to pay for it.

There are drug courts in Cheshire, Grafton, Rockingham, Strafford and southern Hillsborough counties.

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