On Oct. 26, local law enforcement agencies from the surrounding counties and the METRICH Enforcement Unit participated in another Prescription Drug Take Back Event.
In total, the counties received 766 pounds of medication. Community participation and commitment by surrounding chiefs and sheriffs is always the key to this event's success.
The next take back event will be held in April.
Below is a breakdown on the locations that participated in the take back event.
Ashland County and city -- 75 pounds.
Bellville police -- 50 pounds.
Carey police -- 5 pounds.
Crawford County Sheriff -- 40 pounds.
Cardington police -- 12 pounds.
Galion police -- 62 pounds.
Loudonville police -- 9 pounds.
Mansfield police -- 47 pounds.
Shelby police -- 63 pounds.
Marion police -- 184 pounds.
Seneca County Sheriff -- 69 pounds.
Mt. Vernon police -- 85 pounds.
Upper Sandusky police -- 0 pounds.
Wyandot County Sheriff -- 23 pounds.
Willard police -- 25 pounds.
Tiffin police -- 11 pounds.
Norwalk police -- 6 pounds.
METRICH is a 10-county decentralized task force in North Central Ohio whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens we serve by reducing the availability of illegal drugs and weapons through proactive enforcement efforts.
The success of METRICH is a tribute to the cooperation and support within the Law Enforcement Community in the METRICH region and to those citizens who have chosen to improve the quality of life in their communities by assisting METRICH in reporting suspicious activity and valuable information.
Citizens may report suspicious activity to the crime hot lines at (419) 522-7463 and www.METRICH.com.