Duluth News Tribune: DEA to add Duluth office, partner with local authorities

EXCERPT: “The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will bolster its efforts to crack down on the flow of methamphetamine, opioids and other illicit drugs into the Northland with the addition of a Duluth office, officials announced Wednesday. Richard Salter Jr., special agent in charge of the DEA’s Omaha Division, said a new partnership with the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task will bring much-needed federal resources to the local level . . . The Duluth post of duty will embed two new, full-time DEA agents within the local task force, which is based at the Duluth Police Department but includes law enforcement agencies throughout Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. The partnership also will allow for some existing local investigators to be federally deputized.” FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/2UCSU6E