BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska official says the Southeast Area Drug Enforcement Task Force lost its federal funding because the task force didn't arrest any top operators in the sale of illegal drugs.
The task force ceased operating last month because it wouldn't be getting the $100,000 grant it requested.
The federal funds are funneled through the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Commission grants administrator Lisa Stamm said the grants review committee noted that the task force just focused on street-level buys, “and the feds are looking at more mid- to upper-level buys.”
Stamm said that for the last couple of years, the commission has focused on high-level drug operators, not street-level dealers.
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