Senate District 30
Frank Hoagland
Hoagland Applauds More Than $2 Million Awarded to Ohio Drug Task Forces
Over $145,000 Awarded to Fairfield-Athens Major Crimes Unit
February 3, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank Hoagland (R-Mingo Junction) today joined Governor DeWine for a press conference announcing more than $2 million in grant funding awarded to support local law enforcement in their work to disrupt the drug trade in Ohio.

Fairfield-Athens Major Crimes Task Force is being awarded over $145,000 to target large-scale drug trafficking organizations trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs in the area. They also plan to host a statewide conference to highlight the benefits of coupling quick-response programs with drug enforcement.

"In order to see real progress in the fight against addiction and the criminals bringing drugs into our communities, we must redouble our support for law enforcement," said Hoagland. "These grants will help our local drug tasks forces implement awareness, prevention and recovery efforts." 

Grants are being awarded through the Governor's RecoveryOhio Law Enforcement Fund to 27 existing drug task forces to intensify their efforts to identify high-level drug traffickers; dismantle large drug trafficking organizations; interrupt the flow of money and drugs from Mexican cartels; and prevent the sale of illegal narcotics to those suffering from substance use disorder.
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