Ohio Highway Patrol Announces High Visibility Enforcement Effort

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.

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