SCARBOROUGH, MAINE — Chief Robbie Moulton is pleased to announce that the Scarborough Police Department’s Operation HOPE (the Heroin – Opiate Prevention Effort) has placed its 150th participant into a drug treatment and rehabilitation program. An Old Orchard Beach man in his 30s requested assistance in obtaining treatment for heroin use. He will receive treatment and rehabilitation services courtesy of an Operation HOPE treatment facility in Florida.
Today, Chief Tim Lentz was joined by his partners in law enforcement to include, Mandeville Police, Pearl River Police, Madisonville Police, Folsom Police, Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney Warren Montgomery, Parish President Pat Brister, Coroner Dr. Charles Preston, Mayor Mike Cooper, Covington City Council Members, Public Defender John Linder, Judges of the 22nd JDC, St. Tammany Schools Supt. Trey Folse, church leaders, members of the bar, and friends for a very special announcement.
HARRISBURG, April 12 – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, praised the passage of H.B. 176, the first bill in the country to establish a framework for a statewide grant program to promote police-assisted addiction recovery programs. The bill now heads to the state Senate, where Frankel hopes it will be taken up quickly.