Berry Secures Language in House Bill to Combat Meth Abuse in Northeast Arkansas

JUNE 28, 2006 - Posted at 4:29 p.m. CST

WASHINGTON, DC - First District Congressman Marion Berry announced today that he secured critical language in the House version of the Fiscal Year 2007 Science, State, Justice and Commerce Appropriations Bill to help the Second Judicial Drug Task Force and the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department investigate and prosecute methamphetamine offenses.   Berry says he expects the language to ensure that northeast Arkansas is a top priority when the conference committee assigns funding amounts for methamphetamine projects in the final version of the bill.

"Our law enforcement officials in northeast Arkansas are doing a remarkable job containing the methamphetamine epidemic and making sure our communities remain safe," said Berry.  "We are working together to secure this critical funding for northeast Arkansas, and look forward to stepping up our drug enforcement efforts once this bill is signed into law."

The Second Judicial DTF encompasses Clay, Greene, Craighead, Mississippi, Poinsett and Crittenden counties.