Drug trafficking grants awarded to law enforcement agencies in 48 Wisconsin counties

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin are getting help to fight drug trafficking. 

One million dollars in grants were awarded to more than a dozen organizations. The money will be used to buy things like undercover cars and surveillance equipment. The West Allis Police Department is one of the agencies awarded the grant money. They will use the money for long term complex drug investigations. 

"Without these types of funds being approved, we may not be able to purchase some of that equipment that enables us to effectuate arrests, make successful cases, and successful prosecutions, and taking down drug trafficking organizations," said Deputy Chief Bob Fletcher with the West Allis Police Department. 

The grants are worth up to $50,000. Every law enforcement agency that applied for one was awarded funding. 

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