WARREN COUNTY, Ohio - A Warren County official recently gave $3,000 confiscated during drug cases to agencies that provide drug awareness and education programs.
Prosecutor David Fornshell gave checks for $1,000 each to three groups: Warren County Educational Service Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Warren County and the Boy Scouts of America.
The money was obtained from funds ordered forfeited as a result of successful prosecution of felony drug cases.
Local law enforcement seized cash proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs in several cases this year. Notable cases include Tyler Pagenstecher, a Mason teenager who trafficked hydroponic marijuana; and numerous defendants who were part of a steroid distribution ring first discovered at the Countryside YMCA.
Fornshell was glad the forfeited money was being put to good use.
“I congratulate our local law enforcement agencies for identifying and seizing these funds, and I am pleased that the proceeds of illegal drug transactions will be used to educate our citizens about the harmful effects of illegal drug use and addiction,” Fornshell said in a prepared statement.
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