Drug Free Charlotte County is a national award winner. The local group has been named a “Coalition of Excellence” by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and will receive the “Coalition of the Year” award. It will be presented at the group’s 2012 Annual National Leadership Forum Feb. 9 at Maryland’s National Harbor just outside Washington, D.C.Officials say the local group is being recognized for contributing significantly to measurable decreases in community substance abuse rates.