Ohio’s County Sheriffs today condemned Issue 1 on the November ballot.


The Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association issued a release saying the constitutional amendment would liberalize Ohio’s drug laws, which would be irresponsible at time when drug deaths from deadly drugs like fentanyl continue to rise.


Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson, the President of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, said Issue 1 is bad for law enforcement.


He said right now law enforcement officer needs all the help they can get to trap drug traffickers.


He added that now is not the time for what he called a high-risk, unproven approach that will will remove the threat of jail for possession of even large amount of drugs.