Vermont Drug Task Force

Senator Patrick Leahy with law enforcement officials
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy was surrounded by law enforcement and health officials in Williston on Monday as he announced that a federal grant will allow the Vermont Drug Task Force to expand.

Senator Patrick Leahy and VT State Police Director Colonel Matthew Birmingham
WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Drug Task Force is getting six new positions with help from a $1.4 million federal grant.

Vermont police say 33 people were taken into custody in the Springfield and Ludlow area as part of the latest in a continuing series of counter drug operations in the state.