Forfeitures Help Fund Drug Education, Prevention Programming

The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office is awarding more than $30,000 in drug forfeiture money to local schools and community organizations for drug education and prevention programming.

"Every year, we do a calculation that's based upon the amount of forfeiture funds that we receive from drug prosecutions," Prosecutor Ron Welch said.  

Funds include cash recovered from drug dealers and forfeitures from assets that are sold at auction, such as cars and property.

That money is placed into a law enforcement trust fund, and a certain amount of that money must be spent annually on drug education and prevention programming. 

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