90% of local crime is drug related
For years, we have heard that a large amount of theft crimes is related to drug use or trafficking. But, you might be suprised to know how bad it is.
Chillicothe Mayor Jack Everson says he has been told by both Chillicothe Police and the Ross County Sheriff that 90% of local crime has some relation to drugs, whether it is indivduals looking for prescription drugs or people stealing to buy illegal drugs.
The mayor says our community isn't dominated by crime, but we simply have a serious problem that will take the entire community getting involved to fix the problem. The mayor says that includes families, churches, businesses as well as law enforcement.