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Published January 14, 2014, 08:26 PM

Prosecutor placed in western North Dakota to help fight drug-related crimes

A special prosecutor will be placed in western North Dakota to help fight drug-related crimes in our state's oil patch. The news is the latest step taken by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp's Administration to combat drug abuse and crime in western North Dakota.

A special prosecutor will be placed in western North Dakota to help fight drug-related crimes in our state's oil patch. The news is the latest step taken by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp's Administration to combat drug abuse and crime in western North Dakota.

A statement from Heitkamp reads:

"In western North Dakota, we have seen a sharp increase in drug abuse and that's hurting not only the users, but also their families and communities. We must tackle the increase in drug and other criminal activity head on to make sure North Dakota citizens and families remain safe in their homes and communities."

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