Allen County has to make a decision about what to do with opioid settlement dollars


ALLEN COUNTY, OH (WLIO) - Allen County is trying to figure out what they are going to do with its portion of around 900 million dollars in settlements from drug manufacturers and distributors.

Of the total settlement, 30% of the funding goes to communities that took part in the lawsuit for their drug recovery efforts. Over three separate payments, the county has gotten about $100,000 and they are expecting to get the same amount annually for the next 18 years.