The Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force releases 2020 numbers
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Bowling Green Warren County Drug Task Force has released 2020 numbers.
The Bowling Green Warren County Drug Task Force had quite a few differences between their 2020 year and 2019 year.
The amount of prescription pills seized in 2020 was up 101% and the task force seized 210% more meth in 2020 than in 2019.
Fatal overdoses in Kentucky increased 56% in the first nine months of 2020.
But, locally, that was not the case.
Warren County saw a decrease from 2019 to 2020 of 25%, from 20 to 15.
Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force Director Tommy Loving saying 15 is still too many but is glad to see a decrease.
The task force also had 39% fewer arrests in 2020 than in 2019, largely caused by the pandemic.
Another big change for the task force, the number of federally prosecuted cases.
In 2019, the task force only worked two federally prosecuted cases, but in 2020, they worked a total of 27.
Loving also told WNKY every single detective with the drug task force in Warren County has had their first round of vaccinations and hopes the new year is a safer and even more successful year following all of the pandemic struggles.