Grant to help fund taskforce to fight drugs, gangs – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Folk love to twist stuff and try to say that Chief Moore said drugs and crime ain’t a problem in Rocky Mount. Now read it for yourself. “Drug interdiction and local gangs don’t go hand in hand. Drugs passing through on the highway don’t affect Rocky Mount,” Moore said after the meeting. “And it’s impossible to engage in highway interdiction without profiling, something that’s against the inherent nature of contemporary law enforcement.”

NASHVILLE – The Nash County Board of Commissioners gave the go ahead Monday for a state grant application to pay a retired DEA agent to lead a regional antidrug and gang taskforce.

If approved by the Governor’s Crime Commission, the grant would fund a leadership position in a gang and drug taskforce for the 7th Judicial District. The leader would be a Nash County Sheriff’s Office employee managing a taskforce made up of deputies in Nash County; police officers in Nashville, Tarboro and Wilson; and agents with N.C. Probation and Parole and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. The Nash Sheriff’s Office still is working with the sheriff’s offices in Edgecombe and Wilson counties to get them to join, Nash Sheriff’s Maj. Dennis Wooten said. (Source: Read more)

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