Jessica Wehrman in the Washington Bureau is reporting that the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy has awarded grants totaling $265,000 to combat heroin and prescription opioid abuse in Ohio’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, including Montgomery, Greene and Warren counties.
Designated counties in Ohio also include Adams, Cuyahoga, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Mahoning, Scioto, Stark, and Summit.
The Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program will use these federal dollars to combat the abuse.
Ohio’s program will receive a $70,000 award for prevention efforts, a $125,000 award to strengthen infrastructure and operations, and a $70,000 award for Operation Street Smart, a national program designed to provide current drug prevention education to community groups focused on the health and safety of youth and young adults High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas reduce drug trafficking and production by improving coordinated enforcement and intelligence sharing among federal, state, and local enforcement agencies.
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