Congressman Cuellar and officials announce a $974 grant for Adult Drug Court Program
This week I joined State Representative Richard Peña Raymond, (D-Laredo), Sheriff Martin Cuellar, and officials from the Department of Public Safety to announce an award of $6.1 million for the establishment of a new state of the art crime lab that will allow for controlled substance analysis, firearms/tool mark examinations and DNA analysis – saving law enforcement officials from submitting evidence to labs located up to 150 miles from Laredo.
This crime lab will benefit our community by enhancing the investigative capabilities for law enforcement during critical investigations, thereby contributing to the safety and protection of Laredoans. I was able to secure $250,000 in federal funds to equip a firearms testing range and a freezer to store DNA evidence.
To add to this exciting news, I announced a $974,118 grant for the 406th Judicial District Adult Drug Court Program. The federal funds will help provide treatment for substance abuse victims. This adult drug court program will enhance the education and treatment services provided to men and women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Programs like these help make a difference by providing individuals an opportunity to enter the workforce and find a job, thus contributing to the overall well-being of our community.
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Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the U.S. House Homeland Security and Agriculture Committees. Job creation, accessibility to constituents, education, economic development, and national security are his priorities. Congressman Cuellar is also a Vice Chairman of the Steering and Policy Committee, Senior Whip, and member of the Blue Dog Coalition.