Montana Senator Jon Tester and North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp will host panels to discuss various efforts to reduce drug abuse in oil field areas.
The Senators will have other panelists at the meetings. One of the panelists will be U.S. District Attorney for North Dakota, Tim Purdon.
Purdon said with an increase in population it is common to notice an increase of crime. He said this includes street crimes such as assault, DUI, bar fights and domestic violence.
Purdon said the increase of street crimes causes law enforcement to behave in a reactive mode.