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Ayotte: N.H. To Get More Help Prosecuting Drug Traffickers

Chris Jensen for NHPR


U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte says New Hampshire is getting more help in prosecuting drug traffickers.

Ayotte says she has secured a commitment from the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a federally-funded, full-time position in the U.S. attorney's office to enhance efforts to prosecute drug traffickers. Ayotte, a Republican, had written a letter to Department of Justice officials in October requesting funding for the position.

Ayotte says a DEA official confirmed that the agency plans to implement the so-called "strike force" model in New Hampshire to increase coordination among state, federal and local law enforcement to help get drugs off the streets.

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