Resurgent Opioid Crisis Increases Importance of West Central Ohio Crime Task Force


It was a day like any other for Matthew Treglia and his 12-year-old daughter. While riding to school, she noticed a box sitting between them. “Daddy, what’s in the box?” she asked. Treglia opened the box, pulled out the contents he would use later that day in an anti-drug presentation he was giving as part of the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force, and gave an impromptu anti-drug lesson right there in his truck.

“I took time right there and then to pull out large amounts of cocaine, large amounts of marijuana and large amounts of heroin, and actually show them to her at a young age and explain to her what these drugs can do to you if you decide to go down this road,” says Treglia, now Allen County Sheriff.