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Sep 28, 2016 1:31 PM

$1.5M going to NH law enforcement to help fight drugs, dealers

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in New Hampshire are getting $1.5 million in state grants to support their efforts to seize illicit drugs and arrest dealers.

Gov. Maggie Hassan said Wednesday that the following police departments will receive money: Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Portsmouth, Keene, Laconia, Franklin, Lebanon, Canaan and Berlin.

The following county sheriff's offices are receiving grants: Carroll, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford. An application is pending for Sullivan County.

Additional funding through the initiative will go toward the State Police Forensic Laboratory's efforts to reduce case backlog and the New Hampshire State Police partnerships with communities.

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