Police Receive $28,000 DEA Grant To Help Address Elk Grove Pot Houses, Pay Overtime

February 12, 2018 |   

As part of the Elk Grove City Council's administrative business, at their Wednesday, February 14 meeting they will authorize the acceptance of a $28,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration.

The grant sought by and awarded to the Elk Grove Police Department is from the Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program (DCESP) program from the DEA. 

According to the staff report, "The Police Department has been successful in identifying and interrupting these types of illegal drug operations; however, new operations continue to surface. Since 2010, the Department’s Narcotics Team has eradicated 260 large indoor marijuana cultivation locations. These investigations have resulted in the successful arrest and prosecution of major players in the drug trafficking arena."

The additional funding will be used to pay for overtime costs that the police department incurs investigating what it says are hundreds of tips they receive regarding grow operations in the city. 

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