Cracking down on illegal pill use; Lorain County Drug Task Force joins federal squad

CLEVELAND — The Lorain County Drug Task Force will be a member of a special Drug Enforcement Administration unit set up to crack down on prescription drug abuse.

Sen. Sherrod Brown and Gil Kerlikowske, director of the office of national drug control policy, announced in Cleveland yesterday a new federal Tactical Diversion Squad.

Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh, of the Lorain County Drug Task Force, said that they have one officer involved in the Cleveland-based squad that actually began in February.

“Hopefully, this will help us bring in resources to help our task,” Cavanaugh said.



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