Toledo Police to receive large grant to fight student drug use

TOLEDO, OH (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) - The Toledo Police have announced they will receive a large amount of money to help fight student drug use.

The Attorney General's Office is splitting nearly $4 million among 190 law enforcement agencies.

The Toledo Police Department says they will receive around $111,000, which is the exact amount they sought for the year.

Other agencies around the Toledo area receiving money are:

  • The Franklin County Sheriff's Office - $278,000
  • The Sylvania Police Department - $42,000
  • The Lucas County Sheriff's Office - $21,000
  • The Bowling Green Police Department - $20,000

The money is set aside for school resource and DARE officers, along with anti-drug campaigns that target prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine and heroin.

The Toledo Police say the money allows them to keep their eight school resource officers, despite ending its DARE program 10 years ago.

The city began receiving the grant when the officer positions were nearly eliminated three years ago due to budget cuts.

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