Ayotte: N.H. To Get More Help Prosecuting Drug Traffickers

Nov 18, 2015


Kelly Ayotte
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte says New Hampshire is getting more help in prosecuting drug traffickers.

Ayotte says she has secured a commitment from the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a federally-funded, full-time position in the U.S. attorney's office to enhance efforts to prosecute drug traffickers. Ayotte, a Republican, had written a letter to Department of Justice officials in October requesting funding for the position.

Ayotte says a DEA official confirmed that the agency plans to implement the so-called "strike force" model in New Hampshire to increase coordination among state, federal and local law enforcement to help get drugs off the streets.