White House adds Indiana county to list of drug trafficking areas


WASHINGTON (WTHR) — On Tuesday, the White House added an Indiana county to its list of "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas."

The designation is for Allen County and will allow better coordination between federal, state and local law enforcement. The focus will be on disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations.

The White House reports that in 2018, the HIDTA program dismantled nearly 3,000 drug trafficking organizations, made nearly 100,000 arrests, and removed $16.5 billion in drugs from the streets.

Other Indiana counties already under the program include Lake, LaPorte, Marion and Porter.

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