Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Drug Abuse Response Team officers report 24/7 to help area addicts into treatment and encourage them toward long-term recovery — and that life-saving work doesn’t come without a cost.
Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp said when local businesses ask how they can help fight the heroin epidemic, he explains DART’s efforts and the costs of equipping officers.
The current setup of DART costs about $2 million annually to run. Much of that comes in donations and from the eight area police departments who loan 11 part-time officers to the program.
On Tuesday, Louisville Title was the latest company to provide much-needed funds. The group presented a check for $10,000 during an event in the sheriff’s office