Local Morrow County law-enforcement officials were recently paid a special visit by the United States District Attorney, Southern District of Ohio, Benjamin C. Glassman.
Glassman met with Morrow County Prosecutor Charles Howland, Sheriff John Hinton and Captain Ken Underwood of the Mount Gilead Police Department at the prosecutor’s office.
The visit was to discuss federal and local issues and continue to build upon the working relationship between the county and the US District Attorney’s office. During the meeting, they discussed past cases that were assisted by the US District Attorney’s office as well as possible future needs.
“We have always had a positive working relationship with the US District Attorney’s Office and appreciate their assistance when needed,” shared Prosecutor Charles Howland.
“Meeting with local officials like Mr. Howland, Sheriff Hinton, and Captain Underwood is one of the most important and also one of the best duties I have as U.S. Attorney, Glassman noted.
He continued, “We get a chance to put our heads together and discuss federal and local issues, including cyber-security, financial fraud, and drug trafficking. Federal law enforcement agencies, along with my office, have powerful resources and abilities to help fight crime locally, nationally, and globally. At the same time, I’ve found that city and county law enforcement agencies in Morrow and the other 47 counties in the Southern District of Ohio also serve as important guardians for our safety and well-being. In my judgment, we are strongest when law enforcement at all levels of government collaborate together to match resources to problems. I look forward to continuing to build a solid relationship between law enforcement in Morrow County and my office.”