Anson County receives funds to fight gangs

Anson Sheriff's Office photo

(Anson Sheriff’s Office photo)

Law enforcement officers in Anson County will soon step up efforts to combat gang activity there.

The Anson Record reports that the county sheriff’s office has received a $10,000 state grant to help fund a “gang abatement” program, and the funds have been been matched dollar-for-dollar by local businessman David Jones of Waste Connections.

Anson Sheriff Tommy Allen told the paper the funds will be available for use by his department starting Oct. 1.

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