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New Castle County Designated High-intensity Drug Area

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Federal officials have designated New Castle County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

The designation by the Office of National Drug Control Policy will enable the county to receive federal resources to help crack down on the illegal drug trade.

With the designation, New Castle joins Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County, New Jersey, which already are part of the existing Philadelphia/Camden high-intensity area.

The move was praised by Gov. Jack Markell and members of Delaware's congressional delegation, which urged federal officials to consider New Castle County for the designation.

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