3 Miami Valley counties get money for drug war

Heroin epidemic. (WDTN Photo)
Heroin epidemic. (WDTN File Photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Three Miami Valley counties are getting some help in their battle against drug abuse.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy awarded grants Tuesday totaling $265,000 to battle heroin and prescription opioid abuse in high trafficking areas.

Greene, Montgomery and Warren counties are on the list to receive money. Other counties are Adams, Cuyahoga, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Mahoning, Scioto, Stark and Summit.

“Ohio is on the front lines of the opioid epidemic and too many communities have been devastated by drug abuse,” said US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). “This investment in preventing opioid abuse and addiction will give local, state, and federal law enforcement officers the resources they need to save lives and keep the public safe.”

The money will be distributed in various amounts for prevention efforts, operations and education.

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