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Ross Co. To Receive Funding To Fight Drug Epidemic

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CHILLICOTHE – Ross County will receive funding to combat the drug epidemic sweeping the area through the Heroin Partnership Program.

The Chillicothe Gazette reports the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services approved the county’s application for funding to treat opioid addiction primarily as a health problem and attack it through a partnership with law enforcement, the court system and public health groups.

The funding will be awarded federally, so the county and agencies involved will be required to follow both state and federal guidelines in regard to management of the money.

Karhlton Moore, executive director of Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, says that further information about the partnership program will become available within the coming weeks.