Atlanta to use federal money to fight drug trafficking

Atlanta is set to receive a $5.18 million grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The money will help fund the "Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force," an effort aimed at disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations. A committee of Atlanta's City Council recently authorized Mayor Kasim Reed to use nearly $418,000 in anti-trafficking grant money to pay AT&T to identify and analyze telecommunications data in support of law enforcement efforts.

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