State Rep. Monica Robb Blasdel (R-Columbiana County) announces funding for the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office to be used for their local drug task force in order to mitigate drug trafficking and push for substance use awareness and prevention.
The grant from the RecoveryOhio program will provide $39,925 in funds that comesfrom the previous state budget.
“I have been to our local drug force’s facility and met with our County Sheriff’s team to discuss their ongoing efforts to reduce drug crimes impacting our communities – this funding will be put to good use to make that happen,” Robb Blasdel said.
Back in March, Robb Blasdel met with local law enforcement to discuss the pertinent issue of the Columbiana County Drug Task Force. Specifically, it was emphasized how important it is to keep drugs off the streets.
"That $39,000 will greatly assist the continual fight against drug addiction in Columbiana County,” said Columbiana County Sheriff Brian McLaughlin.
Robb Blasdel has asserted this is a top priority by investing into programs and facilities that support these efforts moving forward.