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Jun 23, 2020

Tester Delivers $1 Million for Montana Task Force to Combat Meth Crisis

Program helps officials prevent the manufacture, distribution of meth

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today delivered a $1 million U.S. Department of Justice grant to help communities combat meth use and trafficking in Montana.

The Community-Oriented Policing Service (COPS) Anti-Meth Task Force funding will help stem the flow of meth and other dangerous drugs into Montana communities and help local officials prevent the manufacture of dangerous drugs in across the state.

“Meth use is a serious problem in Montana, and we need to pull out all the stops to keep it from causing further harm to families across our state,” Tester said. “This funding will help make sure local officials have the tools and resources they need to keep meth and other dangerous drugs off the streets, keeping families safe and communities secure.”

The program, operated by the Department of Justice, provides grants directly to local law enforcement agencies in states on the front line of the methamphetamine crisis. These investments help agencies investigate meth labs, bring traffickers to justice, and interdict meth and the chemicals used to make it.

Tester has fought for increased funding for the program, including with legislation last year to boost funding to $13 million, up from $8 million last year.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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