Nonprofits team up with law enforcement to fight drugs

The Mountaineer

The Ann R. Wilke Family Foundation is teaming up with Eckerd Kids to raise thousands of dollars to help families in Haywood County. On Friday, Jan. 27, a donation of $3,240 was made to the Maggie Valley Police Department to help fight substance abuse in Haywood County.

The presentation took place at the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, as the money is slated to be used for enhanced technology, which will aid the local Unified Narcotics Investigative Team (U.N.I.T.) in its efforts to combat illegal drug activity in Haywood County.

U.N.I.T. is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force comprising nine members from five local and state law enforcement agencies.

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