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HUNT, STING & others receive JAG grants

Submitted by on October 7, 2010 – 6:07 amNo Comment

A number of law enforcement agencies and others in northeast Michigan have received grant money for crime fighting.

The federal monies are coming through the Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) Program.

Three drug enforcement teams are receiving some of the monies.  STING, which covers Oscoda and Iosco counties is receiving more than $196,000.  SANE is receiving $233,000 to continue undercover operations in Cheboygan, Otsego and other counties.  And, the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team (HUNT) is receiving $142,000.

HUNT operates in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties.

The Oscoda County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded more than $14,000 through the grant program; and the Montmorency County Prosecutors Office is receiving $18,000 for technology enhancement projects.

Byrne JAG funds can be used for all aspects of the criminal justice system, including multi-jurisdictional drug task forces, community policing and prosecution, drug courts, technology and more.