Butler, Warren to get some of $2.7M for drug prevention in schools

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Butler, Warren to get some of $2.7M for drug prevention in schools

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The Fairfield Twp. Police Department is one of several area agencies to get drug abuse prevention education funds. FILE

Several Butler and Warren county law enforcement agencies are in line to get state funding for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today he is awarding more than $2.7 million in grant funds to 130 law enforcement agencies across the state.

Butler and Warren county law enforcement agencies receiving funding include:

  • Butler County Sheriff’s Office is to receive $87,329.48
  • Fairfield Police Department is to receive $29,936.40
  • Fairfield Twp. Police Department is to receive $9,105.03
  • Oxford Police Department is to receive $11,536.60
  • Mason Police Department is to receive $33,428.16
  • Warren County Sheriff’s Office is to receive $38,271.50

Also neighboring Sharonville Police Department ($2,070.88) and Springdale Police Department ($10,922.13) in Hamilton County will receive funding.

The funds are to be used to combat drug abuse, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Grant recipients are required to include over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse prevention education in their programs.

“The abuse of prescription drugs is one of the primary reasons behind the current opiate epidemic in Ohio, which is why it’s important that students receive age-appropriate lessons about the dangers of these and other drugs at an early age,” said DeWine.

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