An Act To Reduce the Trafficking of Illegal Drugs in the State
Sec. 1. 25 MRSA c. 201 is enacted to read:
MAINE STATE POLICE DRUG INTERDICTION UNIT
§ 1751. Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit
Sec. 2. Implementation of Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit; report. The Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit, established pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 25, section 1751, must be implemented by the Commissioner of Public Safety no later than August 1, 2016. The Chief of the State Police shall report to the Governor and the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety when the appointments to the drug interdiction unit have been completed.
This bill establishes the Maine State Police Drug Interdiction Unit in the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police to conduct drug trafficking patrols on state roads and ways and at access points to the State to prevent the trafficking of illegal drugs in the State. The drug interdiction unit consists of at least 3 state police officers and a supervising state police officer, all of whom must have training and experience in illegal drug interdiction techniques.