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Drug task force shares updates with Kiwanis Club

Members of the Logan County Joint Drug Task Force shared updates at the Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club’s Thursday meeting at Café 212.

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Sheriff
Andy Smith

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Chief
Brandon Standley

Judge Michael Brady introduced Logan County Sheriff Andy Smith and Bellefontaine Chief of Police Brandon Standley, whose two agencies partner to form the drug task force.

Sheriff Smith said the partnership has been a huge asset for the community in the battle against drugs, noting that recently, $80,000 worth of drugs have been seized, three vehicles recovered and more than 80 indictments for drug charges have been filed.

Chief Standley shared the effects of heroin use that leads to violence and endangers the community. Local law enforcement deal with dozens of drug cases 24/7, and the only way to counter this issue is with education and enforcement.

Education efforts include parents understanding the signs of drug usage with their children, and residents being aware of what is happening in their neighborhood.

 

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