DA Early Funds North County Drug Task Force Investigations

February 7, 2022

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252

GARDNER – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. donated $5,000 to the North Worcester County Drug Task Force today to fund its investigations.

The money is from the Drug Forfeiture Community Reinvestment program, which uses money seized from drug dealers as a crime prevention tool.

“The North Worcester County Drug Task Force is a great partnership between our local police departments to rid their communities of drugs,” Mr. Early said. “Stopping the sale of illicit drugs helps save lives and reduce other types of crime. I’m honored to support the task force’s ongoing work.”

The North Worcester County Drug Task Force is made up of police departments from 16 towns. District Attorney Early presented the $5,000 check to Gardner Police Lt. Eric McAvene, Jr. and Lt. Nicholas Maroni along with Mayor Michael Nicholson.

“We appreciate these funds awarded from the District Attorney’s Office for the North Worcester County Drug Task Force. We are fighting an ongoing battle against the narcotic epidemic and we look forward to continuing our efforts,” said Lt. McAvene

“I want to thank the District Attorney for partnering with us on programs like this, helping our city and taking a negative situation and turning it into a positive one,” said Mayor Nicholson.

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