Drug task force gets two scrambler radios XnA

June 17, 1993

Two scrambler radios that prevent people from monitoring sensitive communications will be purchased for two deputy sheriffs assigned to the Carroll County Drug Task Force.

The $10,000 for the radios was requested at a meeting May 11 between the county commissioners and members of the task force.

Other members of the task force are currently using scrambler radios purchased by either the state police or the Westminster Police Department.

However, no money was available from the budget of the Sheriff's Department. Funds for the new radios were withheld while county officials ordered an audit of confiscated drug money brought in by the task force.

Auditors from the county commissioners office are looking into the use of confiscated drug money, but the commissioners said the secure-channel radios should be purchased now so that all members of the task force are on the same channels for their communications.

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