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Is the St. Louis Metro Police Department Hiding a Drug Task Force?

Categories: Drugs, Police

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"To say the Chief of Police doesn't know what that could I be referring to is concerning at best because of the amount of authority and amount of money that they have no idea where it could be going," Malin says.

See also: Missouri Drug Cop Says Marijuana Legalization Advocates Are Stupid Welfare-Sucking Potheads Who Probably Can't Read

Lawson has yet to respond to additional requests for information from Malin. Daily RFT reached out to Lawson for comment, but have yet to hear back.

The documents definitely make it appear that there is a drug task force (or a unit just like it) and Malin is skeptical that the SLMPD is just trying to hide behind semantics.

But why? And where's the nearly $200,000 in grant money going?

We'll update when we get more information.

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Gary Muich
Gary Muich

The money has probably been diverted to some elected officials pocket!

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

All the Marijuana seized by the police is only a fraction of what ends up getting sold in the unregulated black market. Every dollar spent fighting the war on marijuana is another tax dollar wasted. St. Louis MO. needs to get hip to what many other states have already figured out and that is legalization, regulation and the taxation of marijuana is much more effective at reducing crime and underage consumption. Instead of throwing our tax dollars into the void of the justice system we could be creating jobs, generating tax revenue and reducing crime all at the same time, but instead we doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

Paula Williams
Paula Williams

All I know is St. Louis is quite a crime center these days?

Jesse Rehmer
Jesse Rehmer

Read the article people, Don't leave stupid comments without reading the article that answers your stupid questions. It makes you look dumb.

Joyce Boswell
Joyce Boswell

55 FTEs and only 91 arrests in 3 months? Someone isn't pulling their share.

Andy Crossett
Andy Crossett

$200,000 ? Thats a drop in the ocean for a "Task Force." 3 FTE's max. Not hardly a dent in crime.

Corwin Gibson
Corwin Gibson

Not much of one at least. They sell hell a drugs at the metro stop right by the station........

Gary Muich
Gary Muich

Ism sure the money is used other ways as most grant money is,never for what it was intended for!

Chris Awalt
Chris Awalt

Have you looked into convictions and looked up some of these people? Are they real?

Zac Nevill
Zac Nevill

What is this? St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (OFFICIAL)

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