MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Today, Gov. Kay Ivey announced she is putting $1.4 million toward reducing the number of illegal drugs being sold and used in Alabama.

This crackdown is coming at a time where the state’s opioid crisis is growing fast. Through the grant, seven regional drug task force offices will each receive $204,100 that will be used to cover overtime for officers, in addition to covering equipment purchases and operational expenses to assist in making more arrests.

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