The state is sending money for DARE and school resource officers.
190 law enforcement agencies around Ohio will share nearly $4 million in grant money to keep anti-drug programs in Ohio’s schools.
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine announced that Drug Use Prevention Grants will help pay to keep school resource officers and DARE officers on school grounds. The money will also expand the focus of the anti-drug campaign to include the dangers of prescription drugs, as well as drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin.
"Prescription drugs are leaving the medicine cabinets and are ending up in school hallways." That according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
DeWine says they've found that education programs are only effective if they are consistent. Funding for the grants comes from driver’s license reinstatement fees collected from convicted drunk drivers when their driving privileges are restored.
Local monies granted are:
Fayette County Sheriff $16,800
Clinton County Sheriff $12,600
Highland County Sheriff $17,400
Madison County Sheriff $20,000