The Southeast Area Drug Enforcement Task Force has lost its federal funding because it didn't arrest any top operators in the sale of illegal drugs.
The task force has ceased operating because it wouldn't be getting the $100,000 grant it requested. The federal funds are funneled through the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Commission grants administrator Lisa Stamm says the grants review committee noted that the task force just focused on street-level buys "and the feds are looking at more mid-to-upper-level buys."
Stamm says that for the last few years, the commission has focused on high-level drug operators, not street-level dealers.