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July 31, 2011

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La. police target money for drug fight

$25,000 from the federal government would be used to buy surveillance equipment and cover overtime costs

By Nate Monroe
dailycomet.com

THIBODAUX, La. — Thibodaux Police are making an effort to crack down on drug trafficking in the city.

The City Council approved a grant application Tuesday requesting $25,000 from the federal government that would be used to buy surveillance equipment and cover overtime costs for police officers tracking street-level drug sales.

Police Chief Scott Silverii said the money and manpower would be used in conjunction with the two undercover officers assigned to work with the department's narcotics unit.

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