HCSO Receives State Grant to Help Combat Illegal Drug Activity

Posted on May 18, 2022

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office was one of 41 law enforcement agencies in Ohio to receive funding to help enforce the state’s drug laws and combat illegal drug activity.

Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced over $3.6 million was awarded.

Of that amount, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office will receive just over $7500.

In our region, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office was awarded just under $103,000, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office nearly $83,900 and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office was awarded $8330.

The money can be used by agencies to investigate drug trafficking organizations and disrupt the drug supply through intelligence gathering, information sharing, and multi-agency coordination. 

Grants can also be used to support local work to help drug overdose victims and their families through education, support, and treatment options.

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