11/19/2007

LA county gets grant to target gangs, drugs

By Alison Hewitt
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

LOS ANGELES COUNTY A grant received by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department last week will help a new team of deputies investigate gangs, find the "drug kingpins," and "eliminate" them by putting them in jail, said the captain of the Narcotics Bureau.

"Narcotics is the fuel that allows gangs to do what they do: It buys their guns," said bureau Capt. Dennis Werner. "By focusing on that and eliminating the heavy hitters, the violence goes down and the neighborhood gets better."

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