The town of Merrimack will soon have a special drug unit to address a recent uptick in meth. The town council Thursday night unanimously voted to approve the additional officers.
The proposal called for a new sergeant and one patrol officer to the tune of $305,000 a year. Police Chief Denise Roy told the council that without additional officers this problem would only get worse.
“We really, really are trying to be as fiscally conservative as we can - I understand that this is putting a burden on the taxpayers. I understand that nobody, including myself or the two captains, have asked for this problem to come to Merrimack," Roy said.
"But when I look at it and I look at what we can possibly do, I had, without question, ask for help.”
The new employees are expected to be hired and trained by April.