Six goes after meth cooks with new federal grant

Kansas will get $1 million from the feds to target meth cooks and dealers in rural Kansas.

The money, which was requested by Kansas Attorney General Steve Six, will go to two specialized drug prosecutors in southwest and southeast Kansas, and bolster training for law enforcement and prosecutors around the state.

“Through training, the program will expand law enforcement’s ability to successfully detect and prosecute meth manufacturers and traffickers in Kansas,” Six said in the grant announcement. “This grant will benefit local law enforcement agencies by providing additional resources to fight meth related crimes in our communities.”

Some money will also go to statewide DARE programs "to illustrate the dangers of methamphetamine use" to school children, according to the announcement from Six.