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For Immediate Release: March 13, 2014
Contact: S/Lt. Anne Ralston or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

Multi-State 3-day blitz focuses on removing drugs and illegal weapons

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Indiana State Police on March 6 – 8, in an effort focused on criminal patrol and drug interdiction with an emphasis on removing drugs and illegal weapons from our communities. 

This successful enforcement effort netted 542 drug arrests and 47 illegal weapons arrests.  Of these, troopers in Ohio made 166 of the drug arrests and 4 of the weapon seizures.

“We have a unique opportunity to dramatically impact the criminal element and improve the quality of life in our region through our collective efforts,” explained Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “By being observant and spotting criminal indicators – drugs, illegal weapons and dangerous drivers are removed from the roadways.”

The 6-State Trooper Project includes the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Michigan State Police.

It 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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