Online dashboard gives view of drug seizures across Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers are letting the public know the amount of drugs and alcohol being seized by the state’s drug enforcement unit each month through a website.
KTUU-TV reports troopers are hoping for the online drug seizure dashboard to connect with communities and encourage residents to start having conversations.
Capt. Michael Duxbury of the drug enforcement unit says drug abuse is not just a personal use problem, but it spills into other crimes.
According to the drug dashboard, more than 1,700 grams of heroin, more than 1,300 grams of methamphetamine and about 13 grams of cocaine were seized by the unit across the state last month.
Duxbury says heroin and meth are widely abused in the state, and cocaine production is a growing problem.
Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com
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