Grants_AwardedDrug Free Marshall County, an effort in the county to combat drug and alcohol misuse has awarded over $57,000 to area schools, law enforcement and treatment providers in Marshall County.

Grant dollars are utilized by the various entities ranging from drug testing, financial assistance to those in need of treatment and in the criminal justice community to aid in drug and alcohol education and prevention.

Recipients in the drug testing for schools were Argos $2,390; Triton $1,600; Bremen $2,880; LaVille $2,400 and Plymouth $3,500.

The Plymouth Parks Department received $1,240.00 to provide drug and Alcohol Education during their 2017 Summer Camp.

Treatment Providers who were awarded grants include Eric Fosters, Inc. $9,000; A New Direction $8,500 and the Bowen Center $7,000.

The Criminal Justice awards were for Project DARE of Marshall County $2,500; Bremen Police $2,000; Bourbon Police $943; Marshall County Probation $5,000 and Youth Court $3,920.

Drug Free Marshall County is a citizen board established in conjunction with the Governor’s Task Force on Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention.

Drug Free Marshall County receives its funding through Court Ordered fines from those persons convicted of drug and alcohol offenses in Marshall County.

Drug Free Marshall County meetings are open to the public and are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, 1400 Pioneer Dr. Plymouth.