Mohave Substance Abuse Treatment and Education Prevention Partnership (MSTEPP) and Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) Honored with Arizona HIDTA Outstanding Prevention Effort Award 2023

Published by The Bee News

July 19, 2023

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Flagstaff, Az-July 11th, 2023 – Arizona HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) is proud to announce that the Mohave Substance Abuse Treatment and Education Prevention Partnership (MSTEPP) and the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) have been selected as the recipients of the prestigious Arizona HIDTA Outstanding Prevention Effort Award for 2023. This annual award recognizes exceptional achievements and dedication in combating drug abuse and promoting public safety.

MSTEPP and MAGNET, two prominent organizations in the fight against substance abuse and drug-related crimes, have demonstrated outstanding commitment and collaboration in addressing the complex challenges posed by drug trafficking and addiction in Mohave County. Through their tireless efforts, they have made a significant impact on the community, enhancing the overall safety and well-being of its residents.

The joint efforts of MSTEPP and MAGNET have been pivotal in implementing effective prevention strategies, supporting substance abuse treatment initiatives, and disrupting drug trafficking networks. Their collaborative approach has fostered close partnerships with local law enforcement agencies, governmental bodies, and community organizations, ensuring a comprehensive and coordinated response to the drug crisis.

Their unwavering commitment to public safety, combined with their expertise and strategic vision, has resulted in tangible progress in reducing drug-related incidents and improving the overall quality of life for the citizens of Mohave County.

Upon receiving this prestigious accolade, MSTEPP Director Bob DeVries expressed his gratitude, stating, “This award is a testament to the collaborative spirit and unwavering dedication of MSTEPP and MAGNET in addressing substance abuse prevention. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts and remain committed to our mission of making our community safer and healthier.”

The Arizona HIDTA Outstanding Prevention Effort Award serves as a testament to the exceptional work of MSTEPP and MAGNET, as well as their enduring commitment to combatting drug abuse and protecting the well-being of Mohave County residents.

Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office / MAGNET Sgt. Brandon Lawrence, Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper, Kingman Police Department / MAGNET Commander Mike Godfrey, MSTEPP Director Bob DeVries and HIDTA Public Safety/Public Health Initiative Commander Randy Moffitt.

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