The Justice Department’s Inspector General says Missouri is one of the states not getting its fair share of federal money to fight methamphetamine. Inspector General Glen Fine says Missouri is tenth in meth-fighting grants although it has had the second-highest number of meth lab seizures since 1998. Fine says the imbalance comes because members of Congress have earmarked most of the grant money to home-state projects that often have little to do with meth. The Department says Missouri has received $3.7-Million in federal grants to fight meth between 1998 and 2004. By contrast, the Police Department in Sioux City, Iowa has gotten almost three times that much for a training program that did not involve drugs at all.
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