Vote for Medway levy fights scourge of drugs

Vote for Medway levy fights scourge of drugs

Letter to the Editor:

If you’ve been wondering what you can do to help get the scourge of drugs off your street, out of your community and away from your children, there is a simple action you can take: vote on Nov. 3 for the Medway Anti-Drug Levy.

The money raised by this .6 mill levy provides the funds to pay expenses and salaries of the men and women of the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, who investigate how drugs are getting into the community, what outside bad actors are behind the sale and distribution of illegal drugs, and who is dealing locally. They work through police departments in Wayne County, the Wayne County sheriff and the FBI to apprehend these criminals.

Importantly, the agency also sponsors prescription take-back opportunities throughout the county by means of drop boxes inside police stations so that unused medications are safely kept from being misused and abused.

As a member of Orrville’s Turning Point Coalition, I’m particularly aware of the importance of Medway’s education efforts with the coalitions throughout Wayne County, the schools, community service clubs and other community groups. If you watch Chicago PD or other cop shows, you are aware distribution of illegal drugs also can result in children being endangered and neglected. In such cases Medway coordinates with Children’s Services.

All residents, property owners or not, benefit from this property tax, which is calculated as 6 cents for every $100 of taxable value. A property in Wayne County with a market value of $100,000 and a taxable value of $35,000 would pay $21 a year.

For the health and well-being of our county and our children, vote yes for the Medway Anti-Drug Levy.

Judy Kropf


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