The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday opposing Issue 1, the proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at reforming Ohio’s drug sentencing laws.

The issue will be before Ohio voters on Nov. 6.

Last week, the commissioners met with Findlay Municipal Court and Hancock County Common Pleas Court judges, who voiced concern about the local impact that approval of the ballot issue would have on drug court, city and county finances.

They said a constitutional amendment was not needed, and there was widespread opposition to the proposal.

Among other things, if approved, the issue would reduce fourth- and fifth-degree felony charges to misdemeanors for some drug possession offenses.

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