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For Immediate Release: March 12, 2015
Contact: Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

6-State Trooper Project targeted drugs, illegal weapons

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to remove drugs and illegal weapons from our communities. OSHP made six weapon arrests and 157 drug arrests during the initiative, from Thursday, March 5 at 12:01 a.m. through Saturday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m.

“It is crucial to the safety of our communities that we take drugs and illegal weapons seriously,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “The Patrol is committed to keeping Ohioans safe by removing illegal activity from our roadways.”

This high-visibility enforcement effort included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police.

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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