Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton presented a request for a $4,500 additional appropriation in the Drug Forfeiture Fund, under the Investigative Expenses line item.
"This funding is for additional drug investigations," Heaton told the council. "Even with the recent warrant sweep, our detectives are continuing to work on more cases."
When asked about Thursday's sweep, Heaton acknowledged there were many repeat offenders picked up, but a few new ones were arrested as well.
"It's a never-ending battle with some of the offenders," he said. "It's almost like a revolving door with some of them, but we are catching new ones in the process as well."
He added Clay County is not alone in its dilemma regarding drug offenders.
"We are no different than any other county," Heaton told the council. "The same problems are going on in other counties as well."
Council members expressed appreciation for the work Heaton and the Clay County Sheriff's Department does, and unanimously approved the request.
Meanwhile, the council approved the second reading of an amended salary ordinance regarding the Prosecutor Incentive Fund.
The request was for an "as needed basis" employee at a rate of $71/day, which is the same for all county employees working under a daily wage rate.
The individual to be chosen for this position will be a current part-time county employee who will fill in "as needed" when other Prosecutor's Office employees are attending conferences or training.
The next meeting of the Clay County Council will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, in the Commissioners' Courtroom at the Clay County Courthouse.