Ohio Attorney General Visits Cambridge

by Brittany Harris on March 21, 2011 at 4:45 am

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine met with members of local law enforcement agencies in Cambridge on Monday.

DeWine said the goal of the meeting was to discuss any issues they may be facing.

"The job of the Attorney General as I see it is to assist them, to work with them, to help them do their job and that’s what we want to do," he said.

He said with limited funding, many law enforcement agencies rely on the state crime labs for the testing of forensic evidence and that it’s extremely important it be returned in a timely manner.

"When we got into office we found that the situation there was frankly worse than we thought, bigger delays there was about a 126 day delay in getting DNA evidence back, our goal is to change that," said DeWine.

He said agencies have also expressed concern over the abuse of prescription drugs and meth labs. He said they are working on real solutions to help combat these problems.