The U-S Attorney for Iowa’s Northern District will lead a six-state drug task force. Stephen Rapp will chair the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. The task force has a budget of about 12-million dollars it uses to fight meth in the area. Rapp says the task force has done a lot of good work since it was established by Congress in 1997. He says a lot of the work involves stopping the flow of methamphetamine through the state. He says hundreds of methamphetamine cases have been prosecuted. The task force covers Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Missouri and Kansas. Rapp’s tenure as chair of the task force is in question. Rapp was appointed by former-president Clinton, and will be replaced by President Bush sometime this year. Rapp says his position as chair of the drug task force depends on where he goes for his new job.
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