State money soon should be flowing to Missouri’s anti-meth task forces. The state is picking up the funding because Congress has stopped providing money for the fight against methamphetamine.
The legislature has made funding for Missouri Sheriff’s Methamphetamine Relief Teams (MOSMART) a priority, and has approved a bill carrying almost 1.9-million dollars to be spent in the next six months.
The money will go to local and regional task forces through a series of grants.
Lawmaker say the funding saves the jobs of almost 50 sheriff’s officers and drug task force employees statewide. The money will begin to flow when the governor signs the bill.