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Fed gov taking aim at Oil Patch drug crimes

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Fed gov taking aim at Oil Patch drug crimes
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BISMARCK — The federal government is taking steps to address an increase in drug-related crimes in the Oil Patch of western North Dakota and eastern Montana.

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Director of National Drug Control Policy R. Gil Kerlikowske says in a letter to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota that Williams County is being designated a part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program, paving the way for more federal help.

The Drug Enforcement Agency also has assigned a special agent to Bismarck.

Kerlikowske visited North Dakota and Montana in July with Heitkamp and Sen. Jon Tester of Montana.

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