Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine met today (Wednesday) with law enforcement officials from across northeast Ohio in Ravenna to discuss how his office can better assist them in this time of budgetary cutbacks.
Dewine tells AkronNewsNow two growing problems for police departments across the state involve two types of drugs." I think one of the biggest challenges we face is this twin evil of prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse."
Dewine says Heroin has made a big comeback after last being popular in the 70's " It's everywhere . It's in all 88 counties. No matter how small the county there's heron. I think the principal reason is it's just cheap. It's on the street. It's marketed in a retail fashion, and its available."
Dewine says an average of four people die each day in Ohio from drug abuse, and lately its been mainly from heroin or prescription drugs.
He says in the case of prescription drugs, the drug that kills is not prescribed to the person who takes it. The prescription comes from someone else who then sells the drug on the street for a profit.