Two counties designated as high drug trafficking areas

Ponca City Now - January 18, 2016 9:02 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – McIntosh and Pittsburg Counties in eastern Oklahoma have been officially designated as high drug trafficking areas – a federal designation that should make additional funds available to fight rampant prescription drug and methamphetamine abuse.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy announced those two counties will be added to several other Oklahoma counties and 15 Texas counties previously identified as the "Texoma Zone" and targeted to receive additional federal drug-fighting assistance.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports that the Texoma Zone includes 15 counties in Texas, mostly in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, as well as counties in the Texas Panhandle.

In Oklahoma, Cleveland, Comanche, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Sequoyah and Tulsa counties already were a part of the zone.


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