For Immediate Release: March 7, 2017
Contact: Lt. Robert Sellers or Sgt. Tiffiany Coriell (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. During the initiative from Thursday, March 2 at 12:01 a.m. through Saturday, March 4 at 11:59 p.m., OSHP made 12 weapon arrests and 217 drug arrests.
“The Patrol will remain vigilant to stop drugs and illegal weapons from being on our roadways,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. “By partnering with our neighboring states, we are making the roads into and out of Ohio, as well as in our communities safer for everyone.”
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.
# # #