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Is Missouri Getting Its Fair Share of Federal Meth-Fighting Money?

MARCH 24, 2006 - Posted at 7:53 a.m. CST

 

WASHINGTON (AP) - Does Missouri get its fair share of federal grants to fight methamphetamine?

The Justice Department says probably not, and puts the blame on members of Congress.

In a new report, the department's inspector general looked at what became of several years' worth of anti-meth grants administered by the agency.

He found that members of Congress directed 84 percent of the money, more than $179 million, toward favored projects in their states and districts.

Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine singled out Missouri as an example.

Missouri ranked second in the country behind California in meth lab seizures, with nearly 12,000 shut down from 1998 to 2004.  But Fine says Missouri was tenth in the amount of federal anti-meth grants received during that span, getting just $3.7 million.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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