Neb. Drug Task Force Loses Federal Funding

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

nebraska-crime-commission(AP) — A Nebraska official says the Southeast Area Drug Enforcement Task Force lost its federal funding because the task force didn’t arrest any top operators in the sale of illegal drugs.

The task force ceased operating last month because it wouldn’t be getting the $100,000 grant it requested.

The federal funds are funneled through the Nebraska Crime Commission.

Commission grants administrator Lisa Stamm says the grants review committee noted that the task force just focused on street-level buys, “and the feds are looking at more mid- to upper-level buys.”

Stamm says that for the last couple years, the commission has focused on high-level drug operators, not street-level dealers.


  • PB

    Good they did not fabricate stories os escalate charges. They are to be commended. BTW sheeple get this from this article, if they had manufactured evidence and escalated charges, they would have kept their overtime pay. When there is a possiblity of more pay for more criminals caught, we the people get caught up in a vicious system that forces them to make criminals to keep their money. The love of money IS the root of all evil.

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  • Russ L Jackson

    I’m glad the task force had better morals than most of the law “enforcement” agencies or our government. However, this is one story I’m glad to be reading. The whole “War on Drugs” endeavour has been nothing but a huge bill for the US since its inception and has done very little to stop anything, even when they do get the “mid to high level buys”. Theres always another drug boss or cartel member to step up after one is busted. Our prision systems are packed full of too many non violent, first time offenders who simply liked to do something that has been deemed illegal by the government. Everyone makes choices, whether right or wrong, it should be theirs to make. Its time to focus more on catching dangerous criminals like murderers and rapists rather than waste time of a substance abuser who is intelligent enough to do math.

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    • Russ L Jackson

      *waste time looking for a substance abuser who is intelligent enough to do math.

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  • Brass Monkey

    LEGALIZED SALE OF MJ TAXED ON A SIMILAR BASE AS ALCOHOL AND CIGARETTES COULD BRING IN 8.7 BILLION IN TAXES. ACCORDING TO THE CATO INSTITUTE. TIME TO TAKE BACK THE WASTED TAX $$$ WE WORK 4!

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