Tour highlights efforts to combat drug epidemic
COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) recently toured Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) facility in London to learn more about its investigative work on the state level and how those efforts are making a difference in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
As the state’s official crime lab, BCI facilitates expert investigative services and works with the criminal justice community to protect Ohioans. During the tour, Rep. Carfagna met with Superintendent Tom Stickrath as well as staff from the attorney general’s office to hear more about the services offered at this location, including BCI on-site identification services and on-site laboratory services.
“I’m grateful to both Superintendent Stickrath and Attorney General DeWine’s staff for the personal tour of BCI this morning,” said Rep. Carfagna. “Our state’s crime lab is making enormous strides in combatting Ohio’s drug epidemic, and I’m extremely impressed by the technology, innovative techniques, and tireless staff dedication being utilized by BCI to solve crimes and bring justice to victims and their families.”
Rep. Carfagna continues to support legislation that aims to combat the state’s dangerous drug epidemic, which is impacting communities all over Ohio. The tour highlighted how the attorney general’s office is working through BCI to coordinate with local law enforcement officials on curtailing illicit drug activity.
“I am pleased that Rep. Carfagna toured our BCI headquarters,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “Our staff at BCI, including agents, analysts, and chemists, work hard every day to help local law enforcement fight the opiate epidemic.”