MAYS LANDING – Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner will announce a new program Tuesday to fight drug trafficking.

Tyner will be joined by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Division, and local law enforcement officials, at a press conference at 1 p.m., regarding the implementation in Atlantic County of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program.

The HIDTA program provides assistance to federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions in this country.

The program was created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 This grant program is administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Prosecutor's Office said.

The press conference will be at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, 4997 Unami Boulevard.

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