WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- West Point gets a boost from the Mississippi Legislature.
Members of the Board of Selectmen recently called on lawmakers to help the city out with their Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.
That request has resulted in the passage of a local and private bill which will assess an additional $2.00 on each criminal offense that passes through the West Point Municipal Court.
"With this additional money we will be able to actually reach more students who will hopefully be able to get some more publications to help us in our effort, so this is huge," West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said.
Chief Brinkley estimates this additional fee will raise $2-3,000 annually for the D.A.R.E. program.