White House Drug Policy Office Announces New Counties to Receive Federal Support for Combating Drug Trafficking
Today, James Carroll, Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, announced the designation of 10 new areas across Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs).
AHIDTA Task Force Commander Meets with U.S. Attorney General
Pictured: Josh Shaffer, Task Force Commander of the Drug Related Task Force, (right) meets with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (left) and Associate Deputy Attorney General Steven Cook (center) after presenting at the National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition Drug Enforcement Forum in Washington, D.C.
The Appalachia HIDTA mission is to enhance and coordinate drug enforcement efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies within areas designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas by pursuing the disruption/dismantlement of Drug Trafficking Organizations, particularly as it relates to the specific drug threat of the Appalachian region.