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TRIDENT Expanding It’s Force

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2010

Bad news for drug pushers in the Illinois Valley….TRIDENT is getting stronger thanks to the government.

The multi-county drug enforcement group has been awarded a three-year, 287 thousand dollar grant thru the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority.  The money will allow TRIDENT to hire another full-time officer and part-time clerical worker.  It also allows Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle to assign one his deputies to work solely with TRIDENT and hire a new deputy to work for the county.

Part of the grant will also be spent on a new initiative where TRIDENT will now be able to patrol highways, hotels and motels for drug dealing.

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