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White House Drug Policy Acting Director Announces Designation of 26 Cities and Counties as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas


Cities and Counties will Receive Additional Support from Federal Program Designed to Disrupt Drug Trafficking through Coordinated Approaches to Enforcement


Washington, D.C. –Today, Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced the designation of 26 additional counties and cities in 11 states as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs). The designations will enable the 26 counties and cities to receive Federal resources to further the coordination and development of drug control efforts among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials. It also will allow local agencies to benefit from ongoing HIDTA-coordinated initiatives working to reduce drug use and its consequences across the United States.


The newly designated cities and counties were added to the following HIDTAs:

  • ·         Appalachia HIDTA

o   Madison County, Kentucky

o   Nelson County, Kentucky

o   Tazewell County, Virginia

o   Harrison County, West Virginia

  • ·         Central Florida HIDTA

o   Pasco County, Florida

  • ·         Central Valley California HIDTA

o   Siskiyou County, California

o   Trinity County, California

  • ·         Houston HIDTA

o   Brazoria County, Texas

  • ·         New England HIDTA

o   Rockingham County, New Hampshire

  • ·         New York/New Jersey HIDTA

o   Dutchess County, New York

o   Putnam County, New York

o   Rockland County, New York

o   Chautauqua County, New York

  • ·         Oregon HIDTA

o   Ada County, Idaho

o   Canyon County, Idaho

o   Malheur County, Oregon

  • ·         Rocky Mountain HIDTA

o   Gallatin, Montana

  • ·         Texoma HIDTA

o   Potter County, Texas

o   Randall County, Texas

  • ·         Washington/Baltimore HIDTA

o   Berkeley County, West Virginia

o   Chesapeake, Virginia

o   Hampton, Virginia

o   Newport News, Virginia

o   Norfolk, Virginia

o   Portsmouth, Virginia

o   Virginia Beach, Virginia

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