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I 16A THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 Region gets $13 million in drug war Study: More criminals but than in By Kethia Clairvoyant and Larry Lipman Palm Beach Post Washington Bureau WASHINGTON More adult criminals are on probation than are behind bars in nonfederal facilities or on parole, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics study released Wednesday. ; Probationers criminals who have been convicted but are allowed to remain free on condition of good behavior account Are you ready for relief without surgery? Frustrated with antibiotics that don't work? Do you have symptoms of acute or chronic sinusitis? 1 Headaches or facial pain Nagging coughs Drainage or discharge Persistent colds Lumpstickle in throat Constant allergies The high-intensity drug trafficking area will split $162 million with 21 partnerships nationwide. By Regina M. Roberts Palm Beach Post-Cox News Service WASHINGTON An intergovernmental anti-drug effort will spend $13 million next year in the South Florida high-intensity drug trafficking area (HIDTA), the Office of National Drug Control Policy reported Wednesday. Strategies to counter the drug threat in the South Florida HIDTA, and in 21 similar federal, state and local anti-drug partnerships across the nation, were outlined in a report released at a news conference by Gen. Barry McCaffrey, head of the drug policy office. One project of the South Florida HIDTA, which covers the city of Miami and Monroe, Dade and Broward counties, is an automated drug treatment and judicial access information management system that will let judges instantaneously retrieve offender information from multiple sources. The South Florida HIDTA will be operating about a dozen other initiatives, including a regional intelligence center, a multi-site community empowerment program and several cooperative task forces focusing on such problems as the apprehension of violent fugitives and drug-related money laundering. The federal system of HIDTAs, which was authorized by Congress and coordinated by the drug policy office, has grown from five regions in 1990 with a federal investment of $25 million to 22 areas this year that will divide a $162 million federal payment Although the program's strategies will include information sharing, joint investigations and task forces, drug treatment and other counter-drug efforts, McCaffrey said the primary goal is to prevent drug use among youths. "The American people can appreciate the enormous amount of work and team effort going on to protect our children," McCaffrey said. "We see (the drug problem) as a community medical epidemic that we are going to focus on and change the nature." Talk to our sinus specialists today about a new, safe treatment for sinus infections. Most insurance plans accepted. SinuCare, inc. www.sinucare.com for 58 percent of adults under correctional supervision. More than 3.1 million adults 1.6 percent of the adult population, or one in every 62 persons aged or older were on probation by state and local agencies at the end of last year. The study did not include those convicted of SMALL ADS GET READ. TOO Call (561) 820-4300 to advertise. The Palm Beach Post federal crimes. : Nearly six of 10 criminals on probation were convicted of a felony, while four of 10 were convicted of a misdemeanor. i Drug offenses were the most common among felons on probation, with 15 percent convicted of trafficking and 13 percent convicted of possession. 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