The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on marijuana and Criminal Patrol enforcement. The initiative will take place beginning today, through Sunday. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.
“The Ohio State Highway Patrol values our Criminal Patrol efforts highly,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “By removing drugs from our roadways, we remove them from our communities and contribute to a safer Ohio.“
In the first six months of 2014, OSHP made 5,664 total drug arrests-a 19 percent increase from 2013. Troopers seized 3,214 pounds of marijuana, as well as 24 pounds of cocaine and 10 pounds of heroin.
The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.