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October 21, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today!

ACE/CP

These troopers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

October 15, 2019

Promotions 10-15

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Picture are (left to right): Lieutenant Levente D. Berry, Captain Ray E. Martin and Sergeant Leroy G. Bethel.

October 11, 2019

6-State Trooper Project to focus on speed, safety belt and OVI along Interstate 70

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project are collaborating to focus on speed, safety belt, and OVI enforcement along Interstate 70. More.

October 10, 2019

Heroin

Troopers seize $21,500 worth of suspected heroin and THC wax in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a North Carolina man after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 100 grams of suspected heroin and 350 grams of THC wax worth approximately $21,500. More.

October 9, 2019

Toledo man charged in federal court after law enforcement officials seized nearly 10 kilograms of what is believed to be fentanyl

From the U.S. Attorney's Office - A Toledo man was charged in federal court after law enforcement officials seized nearly 10 kilograms of what is believed to be fentanyl. More.

October 2, 2019

As suicides climb among first responders, conference aimed at mental health help

From WBNS - They are the people who run toward danger, to keep the rest of us safe. But on-the-job trauma takes a toll on first responders. More.

October 2, 2019

OSHP is working from above

From WTOV - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is trying to curb distracted driving on Interstate 70 in Belmont County by taking to the sky. More.

September 16, 2019

Ohio increases air patrols to catch distracted drivers

Dayton Daily News - The state of Ohio has launched a new enforcement push from the sky to stop distracted and aggressive driving. More.

September 11, 2019

OSHP investigating deadly cargo plane crash in Lucas County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a cargo plane crash in Springfield Township in Lucas County. The plane had two people on board at the time of the crash and both were pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries on the ground have been reported. More.

September 9, 2019

Heroin

Troopers seize $4,600 worth of suspected heroin in Ross County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a West Virginia woman after a traffic stop in Ross County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 46 grams of suspected heroin worth approximately $4,600. More.

September 9, 2019

Meth and Gun

Troopers seize a loaded handgun and $5,800 worth of suspected methamphetamine in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 58 grams of suspected methamphetamine worth approximately $5,800. More.

September 5, 2019

Meth

Troopers seize $6,750 worth of suspected methamphetamine in Ross County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Ross County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 90 grams of suspected methamphetamine worth approximately $6,750. More.

September 4, 2019

LinekDunbar

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Major Charles J. Linek III, Office of Personnel and Lieutenant Alan D. Dunbar, Elyria Post Commander.

September 3, 2019

Patrol Reports Fewer Fatal Crashes During Labor Day

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August 28, 2019

Trooper credits training for ability to save lives

No two days are the same when you work in law-enforcement. But tools and training prepare our officers for whatever they encounter on the streets. More.

August 13, 2019

Meth

Troopers seize $103,050 worth of suspected crystal methamphetamine in Jackson County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan woman and two men after a traffic stop in Jackson County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 3 pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine worth approximately $103,050. More.

August 22, 2019

Back-to-school safety: When to stop for a school bus

Many students from Clark and Champaign Counties are back in school this week. This means motorist should allow extra time for school bus stops, slow down in school speed zones, and follow school bus regulations. More.

August 13, 2019

Heroin

Troopers seize $12,900 worth of suspected heroin in Ross County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a West Virginia woman after a traffic stop in Ross County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 129 grams of suspected heroin worth approximately $12,900. More.

August 15, 2019

Akron man indicted for his role in conspiracy to distribute 22 pounds of methamphetamine

An Akron man was indicted for his role in a conspiracy to sell 22 pounds of methamphetamine. More.

August 14, 2019

Federal charges filed in New Jersey against alleged child kidnapper

A man arrested by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers in April on suspicions that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl from New Jersey had his local case dropped while federal charges were filed. More.

August 13, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today!

ACE/CP

These troopers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

August 13, 2019

Meth

Troopers seize $37,269 worth of methamphetamine in Warren County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Warren County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 369 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $37,269. More.

August 9, 2019

Toledo man pleads guilty to his role in conspiracy to use explosives to launch mass-casualty attack

A Toledo man pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to use explosives to kill and injure others. More.

August 1, 2019

6-State Trooper Project Targeted Move Over law

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project enforcing and raising awareness about the Move Over law from July 21 through July 27. More.

July 25, 2019

Cocaine

Troopers seize $5,000 worth of cocaine in Gallia County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Gallia County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 50 grams of suspected cocaine worth approximately $5,000. More.

July 29, 2019

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Promotions

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Pictured are (left to right): Sergeant Mark A. Woodring, Staff Lieutenant William M. Boyd, Staff Lieutenant Antonio L. Matos and Sergeant Christopher G. Seambos.

July 25, 2019

Cocaine

Troopers seize $200,000 worth of cocaine in Pickaway County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two West Virginia women after a traffic stop in Pickaway County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized marijuana and more than 4 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $200,000. More.

July 25, 2019

Oxycodone

Troopers seize $7,500 worth of Oxycodone pills in Richland County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Richland County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 469 Oxycodone pills worth approximately $7,500. More.

July 22, 2019

Akron man indicted for his role in a conspiracy in which he was to receive more than 80 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as firearms and marijuana charges

An Akron man was indicted in federal court for his role in a conspiracy in which he was to receive a shipment of more than 80 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as firearms and marijuana charges. More.

July 18, 2019

6-State Trooper Project to focus on “Move Over”

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project are collaborating to focus on education and enforcement of the Move Over law. More.

July 18, 2019

Meth

Troopers seize three guns and $2,808 worth of methamphetamine in Warren County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Warren County. More.

July 18, 2019

Opana Pills

Troopers seize $24,450 worth of Opana pills in Gallia County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Gallia County. More.

July 18, 2019

drugs

Troopers seize $44,590 worth of cocaine in Sandusky County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Sandusky County. More.

July 17, 2019

“Operation Blue Light” Results in Hundreds of Arrests

The Ohio Drug Task Force Commanders Association (OTFCA), the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), and the Ohio Department of Public Safety today announced the results of a statewide drug enforcement effort that resulted in hundreds of arrests. More.

July 16, 2019

OSHP looking to recruit more troopers

Troopers William Watson and Joshua P. Smith talked to WTOL about how to become a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. More.

July 9, 2019

Crack, ectasy, marijuana

Troopers seize $4,750 worth of crack cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy pills in Gallia County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man and woman after a traffic stop in Gallia County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 40 grams of crack cocaine, 5 grams of marijuana and 50 ecstasy pills worth approximately $4,750. More.

July 8, 2019

Crack cocaine and heroin

Troopers seize $11,200 worth of cocaine and heroin in Guernsey County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Guernsey County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 90 grams of cocaine and 30 grams of heroin worth approximately $11,200. More.

July 8, 2019

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Promotions

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Pictured are: Captain Travis A. Hughes, Bucyrus District commander, and Captain Anne R. Ralston, Cambridge District commander.

July 5, 2019

Ford Oval of Honor 2019: Richard Ellsworth

From the NBC4 - To Richard Ellsworth, service was more than an action — it was a calling. More.

June 28, 2019

142nd Class Basic Peace Officer Graduation

142 Basic Class

Congratulations to the members of the basic peace officer #142class! More

June 27, 2019

***UPDATE*** Trooper/Motorist Sustain Injuries in Morrow County Crash

An Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper and another motorist were injured this morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 71 near Mount Gilead. Read More.

June 26, 2019

Record number of Ohioans planning to travel this Independence Day

From the WBNS - AAA is expecting 48.9 million Americans to travel at least 50 miles from home over the July 4 holiday weekend. More.

June 26, 2019

2019 Auxiliary Graduation

2019 Auxiliary Graduation

Help us congratulate the 2019 Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary Class. The OSHP Auxiliary is an all-volunteer force which provides assistance to troopers in the course of their duties. Among the duties of an Auxiliary officer are crash scene and traffic stop assistance, traffic control, disaster relief and special detail support.

June 21, 2019

Colonel Pride Jackson Post Dedication

Colonel Pride Dedication

Today, the Ohio State Highway Patrol dedicated the Jackson Post to our 18th superintendent, Paul A. Pride. The Jackson Post became the 18th Patrol post dedicated to a former superintendent. "Patrol facilities are not dedicated as monuments," said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. "They are dedicated in gratitude and remembrance to remarkable careers of service." Retired Colonel Pride served the Ohio State Highway Patrol for nearly 30 years and was named superintendent by Governor John Kasich in 2013.

June 21, 2019

Meth

Troopers seize $7,500 worth of methamphetamine in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 92 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $7,500. More.

June 19, 2019

Trooper replaces storm-damaged flags at Brookfield cemetery

From the WKBN - A viewer shared a video of a state trooper replacing flags at the Brookfield Cemetery that were knocked down during a tornado on Sunday. More.

June 14, 2019

2019 Retiree Cookout

2019 Retiree Cookout

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is proud to honor our retirees for their dedication during and after their Patrol service. Today, our retirees were recognized as they gathered at the Academy for the annual retiree cookout. Thank you to our sponsors the Ohio State Highway Patrol Federal Credit Union, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees Association, the Ohio State Troopers Retirees Association and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary for providing a great event.

June 11, 2019

Akron man sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for leading conspiracy that brought methamphetamine and heroin from California to Akron area

From the U.S. Attorney's Office - An Akron man was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for leading a conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and heroin. More.

June 11, 2019

Highway Patrol post in Akron providing enhanced security at UA

From the Akron Beacon Journal - After 16 months of operation, the Ohio State Patrol's Akron Post on the University of Akron campus is almost completely renovated to fit the needs of the troopers, investigators and U.S. Secret Service agents who call it home. More.

June 10, 2019

Free driving clinic held for Central Ohio teens at MAPFRE Stadium

From ABC6 - Teens from all across Central Ohio are eligible to receive enhanced driver training this weekend to help improve their skills behind the wheel. More.

June 7, 2019

6-State Trooper Project Focuses on Safety Belts

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on safety belt enforcement. More.

June 7, 2019

Graduation Photo

Public Safety Leadership Academy class graduates

Today, 34 law enforcement leaders graduated from the seventh Public Safety Leadership Academy. More.

May 31, 2019

Marijuana

Troopers seize $4,030 worth of psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana in Huron County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Huron County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 62 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and 125 grams of marijuana worth $4,030. More.

May 31, 2019

Teen girl 'nearly impaled' by piece of metal; family of 6 rescued by state patrol

From WHIO - A family of six from Georgia managed to escape tragedy with the help of Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Dallas Root during Monday night's tornadoes. More.

May 31, 2019

Marijuana

Troopers seize $18,000 worth of marijuana in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 3 pounds of marijuana worth $18,000. More.

May 30, 2019

Gun, Marijuana, Wax

Troopers seize a handgun and $15,000 worth of marijuana and marijuana wax in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Tennessee men after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a Smith and Wesson MP .40 caliber handgun, 200 grams of marijuana and 660 grams of marijuana wax worth $15,000. More.

May 29, 2019

Trooper saves 91-year-old woman from tornado-damaged home in Celina

From WHIO - An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was able to climb through a broken window of a home damaged by a tornado and help an 91-year-old woman. More.

May 23, 2019

Buckle up and Drive Sober for Memorial Day

During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be highly visible on Ohio's roadways to promote safety. More.

May 22, 2019

Suspects named in Valley underage sex sting

From WFMJ - The Mahoning County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio Attorney General's Office have rounded up suspects in an undercover sex sting. More.

May 21, 2019

Man pleads guilty in deadly attack at Summit County rest stop

From Fox8 - The man accused of attacking and killing another man at a rest in Summit County was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday. More.

May 21, 2019

Kids get to know cops by camping

From the Tribune Chronicle - There were 32 students, ages 8 to 11, who attended a Kids and Cops weekend camp at Pymatuning State Park. More.

May 21, 2019

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Promotions

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Pictured are: Sergeant Matthew Gardner and Dispatch Supervisor Amy M. Zatvarnicky.

May 20, 2019

Saved by the belt: Northeast Ohio man survives head-on collision, given award

From Fox8 - A 77-year-old Akron man survived a head-on crash May 1, mainly because he did something he has done since he started driving, he put on his seat belt. More.

May 17, 2019

118 Over the Hill

Congratulations to the new members of the Patrol's "Over the Hill" club

On May 17, 2019, the remaining active members of the 118th Academy Class achieved 30 years of service. Congratulations to the new members of the Patrol's "Over the Hill" club. Back row (left to right): Lieutenant Mark A. Thompson, Lieutenant Raymond C. Durant, Staff Lieutenant Herbert B. Homan, Staff Lieutenant Michael J. Marucci and Staff Lieutenant Lawrence H. Roseboro. Front row (left to right): Sergeant Timothy D. Dearmitt, Major Gary Allen and Staff Lieutenant Kenneth E. Ward.

May 17, 2019

Six Akron men sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy to bring more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine from California and sell it in the Akron area

From the U.S. Attorney's Office - Six Akron men were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy to bring more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine from California and sell it in the Akron area. More.

May 15, 2019

Highway Patrol on a special mission to encourage school kids in Akron

From Fox8 – Dozens of law enforcement officers including state troopers from as far away as Columbus, an elite swat team and members of the Ohio Special Investigative Unit converged on Akron on Wednesday focused on fifth grade students from Helen Arnold Community Learning Center. More.

May 14, 2019

Reed joins "Saved by the Belt" Club

By The Portsmouth Daily Times - A South Webster resident was presented with the "Saved by the Belt" award Friday at the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. More.

May 13, 2019

Law Enforcement Week begins today!

From the Daily Jeff - Guernsey County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring the week of May 12-18, 2019 as "Law Enforcement Week" in Guernsey County, at their meeting on May 1. More.

May 13, 2019

OSHP OVI Checkpoint

Troopers seize loaded handgun and $45,800 worth of methamphetamine in Hocking County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two West Virginia men and one Ohio man after a traffic stop in Hocking County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 458 grams of methamphetamine worth $45,800, a loaded Ruger 380 handgun and drug abuse instruments. More.

May 9, 2019

Three indicted for drug conspiracy involving thousands of THC cartridges used with vaping devices

Three people were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute THC. More.

May 3, 2019

Memorial Photos

Patrol honors fallen members at annual Memorial Ceremony

Today, we honored the fallen members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at our annual Memorial Ceremony. In the Patrol's 86 years of service to Ohio, 46 individuals have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This includes sworn personnel - troopers, sergeants, lieutenants and the now-retired ranks of patrolman and corporal - as well as radio operators, auxiliary officers, an investigative agent and load limit inspectors. The name of each fallen member is engraved on the black granite walls of our Memorial and illuminated by the eternal flame.

May 1, 2019

1,619 people cited with distracted driving during 6-State Trooper Project

From Sentinel Tribune
The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. More.

May 1, 2019

Ohio's top cop comes to Lima

From LimaOhio
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost was in Lima Tuesday night at the Old Barn Out Back for the annual Top Cop banquet, hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Allen, Hardin and Putnam Counties. More.

April 29, 2019

Marijuana

Troopers seize $165,000 worth of marijuana in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Maryland man after a traffic stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 33 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $165,000. Read More.

April 26, 2019

165th Academy Class Graduation

165 Academy Class

Today, 51 new troopers officially joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Congratulations to the #165Class. More.

April 24, 2019

Northmor students take part in job shadowing

From the Galion Inquirer
Twenty-six Northmor Jobs for Ohio Graduates sophomores completed their project of job shadowing on April 3rd. Some of the employers involved were Northmor Schools, Kokosing Construction, Frontier, Athens and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. More.

April 22, 2019

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Promotions

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (L-R): Staff Lieutenant James M. Faunda, Training Program Manager Victoria L. Dowdy and Lieutenant Maurice Waddell. Back row (L-R): Sergeant Rocky J. Hise and Sergeant James P. King.

April 22, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today!

ACE/CP

These troopers and dispatchers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

April 18, 2019

State troopers react to abducted teenage girl case

From WTOL
One man is behind bars and two state troopers said they feel satisfied after rescuing a teenage girl. More.

April 18, 2019

Troopers disregard risk of gunman to save shooting victim in Mansfield

From WBNS
Two Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are still processing how an OVI traffic stop escalated into a life-or-death situation in just a few seconds. More.

April 18, 2019

OSHP captures inmate worker who escaped Pickaway County Jail

From WBNS
An inmate worker who walked away from the Pickaway County Jail Wednesday morning is now back in custody thanks to help from Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers. More.

April 17, 2019

Meth

Troopers seize a loaded handgun and $10,000 worth of methamphetamine in Licking County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Licking County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a loaded JHP .45 caliber handgun, paraphernalia and more than 1 pound of methamphetamine worth approximately $10,000. Read More.

April 15, 2019

Citation of Merit

Four troopers receive prestigious Superintendent's Citation of Merit Award for life saving actions

Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant David L. Robison, Trooper James M. Davis, Trooper Charles M. Gannon and Trooper Jason R. Hutchison were honored today for their heroic actions during a crash. Each were presented with the prestigious Superintendent's Citation of Merit Award, at the Piqua District Headquarters by Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. Read More.

April 10, 2019

98 percent of Steubenville High School drivers wear seatbelts

From WTOV
The Ohio State Highway Patrol singled out some area teen drivers in a good way on Tuesday. More.

April 9, 2019

Heroin

Troopers seize $27,500 worth of heroin in Scioto County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Michigan men and one woman after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 250 grams of heroin worth approximately $27,500. Read More.

April 4, 2019

'Be cautious and drive carefully': OSHP urges responsible teen driving ahead of prom season

From WJW
Prom season is just around the corner and Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging responsible teen driving. More.

April 1, 2019

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $7,000 worth of methamphetamine in Ashtabula County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a New York man after a traffic stop in Ashtabula County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 85 grams of methamphetamine worth $7,000. Read More.

April 1, 2019

Cocaine

Troopers seize $35,429 worth of cocaine in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 2 pounds of cocaine worth $35,429. Read More.

March 29, 2019

Various Drugs

Troopers seize $39,360 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, hashish and crack cocaine in Hocking County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Ohio men and one woman after a traffic stop in Hocking County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 458 grams of methamphetamine, 49 grams of cocaine, 37 grams of suspected hashish, more than 1 gram of heroin and 1 gram of suspected crack cocaine worth approximately $39,360. Read More.

March 28, 2019

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Promotions

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (L-R): Major Charles A. Jones, Major Robin R. Schmutz and Major Gary Allen. Middle row (L-R): Captain Steven R. Rine, Captain Christopher M. Johnson, Captain Marvin E. Hill and Captain Scott A. Demmitt. Back row (L-R): Sergeant John Beeler, Sergeant Scott R. Moore, Sergeant Cristian Perrin and Sergeant Timothy J. Kay.

March 27, 2019

Trooper Hutchinson

2018 State Trooper of the Year, Trooper James E. Hutchinson, was honored today at the Ohio Statehouse by Senator William Coley.

March 18, 2019

Colonel Fambro

Lieutenant Colonel Richard S. Fambro was ceremonially promoted to the Ohio State Highway Patrol's highest rank today by Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Thomas J. Stickrath. Colonel Fambro will serve as the 19th Superintendent of the Patrol, making history as he becomes the first African American to hold this position.

March 18, 2019

Lt. Col. Gaskill

Major Marla K. Gaskill was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel today by Ohio State Highway Patrol Colonel Richard S. Fambro during a ceremony at the Patrol's Training Academy. Lieutenant Colonel Gaskill will transfer from her current assignment in the Office of Planning and Finance to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the Office of the Superintendent. Lieutenant Colonel Gaskill is the first woman to hold this position in Patrol history.

March 14, 2019

Cocaine

Troopers seize loaded handgun and $433,792 worth of cocaine and marijuana in Clinton County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Texas man after a vehicle inspection in Clinton County. During the vehicle inspection, troopers seized more than 11 pounds of cocaine and 5 grams of marijuana worth $433,792 and a loaded Springfield XD .45 caliber handgun. Read More.

March 12, 2019

Cocaine

Troopers seize $17,750 worth of cocaine in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan woman after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 500 grams of cocaine worth $17,750. Read More.

March 11, 2019

From humble beginnings to the State Patrol's top spot

From the Zanesville Times Recorder
Lt. Col. Rick Fambro will soon assume the responsibilities of the superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and will be promoted to the rank of colonel. More.

March 4, 2019

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Promotions

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (L-R): Sergeant Corey W. Pennington, Sergeant Michael F. Hounshell, Sergeant Mark A. McFann, Sergeant Matthew A. Ruth, Sergeant James A. Boysel, and Sergeant Brandon A. Richardson. Back row (L-R): Lieutenant Kristin A. Welk, Lieutenant Geoffrey S. Freeman, Lieutenant Christopher S, Kelley, Lieutenant Bryan K. Mangin, Lieutenant Joel M. Smith, Lieutenant Dustin D. Neely, and Dispatch Supervisor Jacquelyn S. Martin. Not pictured: Captain Scott M. Demmitt.

February 28, 2019

'Impaired drivers are out there 24/7': OSHP warns drivers to always be wary at all times

From 10tv
The passenger dialed #677 on her husband's phone to reach an OSHP dispatcher and then used her own cell phone to record the swerving semi. More.

February 27, 2019

Marijuana

Troopers seize $84,000 worth of marijuana in Cuyahoga County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio woman after a traffic stop in Cuyahoga County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 60 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $84,000. Read More.

February 20, 2019

Marijuana Edibles

Troopers seize $27,500 worth of marijuana, hashish and THC in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man and woman after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 9 pounds of marijuana edibles, 26 mason jars of THC Kool-Aid, 92 THC vape cartridges, and 15 grams of hashish wax worth $27,500. Read More.

February 15, 2019

Patrol Announces 2018 Leadership Awards

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the recipients of their 2018 Leadership Awards today. More.

February 14, 2019

Cocaine

Troopers seize loaded handgun and $84,000 worth of cocaine in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Florida men after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 4 pounds of cocaine worth $84,000 and a loaded .380 handgun. Read More.

February 13, 2019

Marijuana

Troopers seize $37,000 worth of marijuana, marijuana edibles and hash in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Colorado man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 14 pounds of marijuana and marijuana edibles, 10 grams of solid hash and 16 grams of hash oil worth approximately $37,000. Read More.

February 12, 2019

Mansfield abduction suspect and victim located

The suspect and victim in yesterday's abduction from the Ohio State University Mansfield campus have been located in Kentucky. More.

February 1, 2019

Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

Super Bowl Sunday is historically a day when friends and family gather. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging fans to be safe this Sunday by refraining from driving while impaired. More.

January 31, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today!

ACE/CP

These troopers and dispatchers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

January 31, 2019

Three K9 officers graduated today from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy

K9 officers graduate

Graduates include: K9 Cheri with Deputy Tylun Campbell from the Meigs County Sheriff's Office, K9 Katie with Trooper Jessie J. Johnson from the Warren District and K9 Thunder with Deputy Gary Waldron from the Gallia County Sheriff's Office.

January 30, 2019

Marijuana

Troopers seize $75,000 worth of marijuana in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Florida man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 25 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $75,000. Read More.

January 29, 2019

UPDATE: Patrol investigating deadly helicopter crash in Vinton County

UPDATE: The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a helicopter crash in Vinton County. The helicopter had three people on board at the time of the crash and all were pronounced dead at the scene. More.

January 28, 2019

Prevention portal aims to reduce teen wrecks

From the Delaware Gazette
In an effort to reduce the leading cause of death in Delaware County teens, the SAFE Delaware County Coalition along with supporting partners have rallied together to launch a new high school prevention portal aimed at promoting and incentivizing safe-driving activities in high schools throughout Delaware County. More.

January 23, 2019

141st Class Basic Peace Officer Graduation

141 Basic Class

Congratulations to the members of the basic peace officer #141class!! More

January 18, 2019

Marijuana and Hash Oil

Troopers seize handgun and $4,627 worth of methamphetamine, marijuana and hashish in Hancock County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Hancock County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 18 grams of methamphetamine, 374 grams of marijuana and 13 grams of hashish worth $4,627 along with a 9mm handgun. Read More.

January 17, 2019

Marijuana and Hash Oil

Troopers seize $276,600 worth of marijuana and hash oil in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Nevada man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 90 pounds of marijuana and 806 grams of hash oil worth approximately $276,600. Read More.

January 15, 2019

Patrol, truckers participate in multi-state human trafficking initiative

From the Dayton Daily News
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is teaming up with others to fight human trafficking. More.

January 14, 2019

Three arrested in drug bust

From the Portsmouth Daily Times
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware announce that two Portsmouth residents along with a Dayton, Ohio man were arrested on drug charges during a multiple agency operation that occurred on Thursday. More.

January 14, 2019

Patrol Participating in Multi-State Human Trafficking Initiative

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is collaborating with the Illinois State Police, Indiana State Police, Michigan State Police and Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking. More.

January 9, 2019

Meth and cocaine

Troopers seize $40,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1 pound of methamphetamine and 30 grams of cocaine worth approximately $40,000. Read More.

January 7, 2019

Meth, cocaine and marijuana

Troopers seize $12,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana in Athens County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Athens County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 84 grams of methamphetamine, 27 grams of cocaine and 11 grams of marijuana worth approximately $12,000. Read More.

January 4, 2019

Counterfit Money

Troopers seize $5,400 worth of counterfeit money in Miami County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony charges against a Tennessee man after a traffic stop in Miami County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized $5,400 worth of counterfeit bills. Read More.

January 3, 2019

Patrol reminds drivers to prepare for winter weather

From the Norwalk Reflector
The state Highway Patrol reminds drivers to winterize their vehicles and follow safe driving tips in preparation for inclement weather. More.

December 27, 2018

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Promotions

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (L-R): Sergeant Juan 'Ray' Santiago, Sergeant Shane M. Morrow. Middle row (L-R): Staff Lieutenant Jacob D. Pyles, Captain Cassandra L. Brewster and Sergeant Jeff D. Madden. Back row (L-R): Sergeant Keith G. Smith and Sergeant Robert J. Simone. Not Pictured: Ohio Investigative Unit Assistant Agent-in-Charge Andrew F. Alanis.

December 26, 2018

Patrol reports nine traffic deaths during Christmas weekend

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December 21, 2018

Driver indicted in crash that killed family of four

From the Star Beacon
A man accused of driving drunk and killing a family of four in an October crash was indicted Tuesday by an Ashtabula County grand jury. More.

December 19, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $29,348 worth of marijuana in Sandusky County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Virginia man after a traffic stop in Sandusky County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 10 pounds of marijuana and 4 ounces of THC shatter/wax worth approximately $29,348. Read More.

December 18, 2018

Legacy lives on with 12 Kids of Christmas

From Toledo Blade
Held annually in mid-December, 12 Kids of Christmas is when Toledo police officers and local military members team up with needy children to eat, bond, shop, and visit with Santa. More.

December 18, 2018

Patrol Touts Criminal Patrol Successes with Opening of New Canine Training Facility

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December 17, 2018

Canine Training Facility Opens

Patrol Canine Training Facility Opens in Marysville

Earlier today, the Ohio State Highway Patrol formally opened its Canine Training Facility. The new facility is located in a centralized location for the Patrol's canine operations and training programs. Read More.

December 14, 2018

Stolen Handgun

Troopers seize stolen handgun and marijuana in Preble County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Preble County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a stolen .40 caliber handgun and three pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $6,249. Read More.

December 13, 2018

OSHP committed to getting impaired drivers off roadways

From WTOV
With December being one of the busiest months of the year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is committed to getting impaired drivers off the roadways. More.

December 12, 2018

National pilot program works to help reduce daytime impaired driving in Toledo area

From 13ABC
Keeping drugged and drunk drivers off the road is of course a year-round effort. More.

December 12, 2018

Why Does It Take So Long To Open A Road After An Accident?

From WVXU
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has 14 reconstructionists located across the state. More.

December 12, 2018

Prescription Pills

Troopers seize $20,000 worth of Oxycodone/Hydrochloride pills and marijuana in Ashland County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Ohio men after a traffic stop in Ashland County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1,899 grams of Oxycodone/Hydrochloride pills and marijuana valued at approximately $20,000. Read More.

December 7, 2018

Troopers focused on impaired driving as holidays approach

From Morrow County Sentinel
The Ohio State Highway Patrol remains committed to removing impaired drivers from Ohio's roads before senseless tragedies occur. More.

December 6, 2018

Cocaine and Crack

Troopers seize $6,500 worth of cocaine, crack and heroin in Guernsey County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against three Ohio men and one woman after a traffic stop in Guernsey County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 47 grams of cocaine, 17 grams of crack and 7 grams of heroin valued at approximately $6,500. Read More.

December 3, 2018

Drunk-driving deaths see a spike during holidays

From Dayton Daily News
As the holiday season gets into full swing, police and safety advocates have a grim reminder of what can happen when party-goers take to the road after having too much to drink. More.

November 30, 2018

164th Academy Class Graduation

164 Academy Class

Today, 32 new troopers officially joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Congratulations to the #164Class. More.

November 30, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $235,835 worth of marijuana in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a California man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 101 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $235,835. Read More.

November 29, 2018

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $5,000 worth of methamphetamine in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two women — one from Ohio and one from New York — after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 50 grams of methamphetamine valued at approximately $5,000. Read More.

November 26, 2018

Cleveland carjacking suspect chased down by OSHP troopers

From Cleveland19
A suspect involved with a forceful robbery and carjacking in Cleveland was taken into custody overnight. More.

November 26, 2018

Fewest fatalities in 27 years, ties record for safest Thanksgiving since 1991


Provisional statistics released today show this Thanksgiving holiday travel season was the safest since 1991. More.

November 23, 2018

Oxycodone

Troopers seize $23,640 worth of Oxycodone pills in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 693 Oxycodone pills and marijuana valued at approximately $23,640. Read More.

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving travel numbers in Ohio expected to hit record levels

From WTTE
For the second year in a row, AAA is predicting the highest Thanksgiving travel numbers in a decade. More.

November 21, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol cracking down on bus stop safety after parents express concern

From WXIX
Troopers have been riding on school buses in the mornings and afternoons and have also been driving behind buses throughout the bus routes. More.

November 20, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $1.2 million worth of marijuana in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a California man after a traffic stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 250 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $1.2 million. Read More.

November 20, 2018

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $10,000 worth of methamphetamine in Delaware County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Ohio men after a traffic stop in Delaware County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1 pound of methamphetamine, 4 Suboxone pills and drug paraphernalia valued at approximately $10,000. Read More.

November 20, 2018

Law enforcement and MADD stand together for Tie One On campaign

From Your Hometown Stations
Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year, but local law enforcement is urging people to think before you drink. More.

November 16, 2018

140th Class Basic Peace Officer Graduation

140 Basic Class

Congratulations to the members of the basic peace officer #140class!! More

November 16, 2018

OSP celebrates 85 years of service

From WHIO
The Ohio State Highway Patrol today celebrates 85 years of service. More.

November 16, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol urges drivers to use extra caution this winter

From WTOL
The Ohio State Highway Patrol post assisted 28 crashes at just 4:30 p.m. Thursday. One of those a fatal accident and another injuring a trooper of their own. More.

November 14, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $74,280 worth of marijuana, hashish, oxycodone pills and a loaded handgun in Shelby County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Shelby County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a .40 caliber handgun and 20 pounds of marijuana, 1 pound of hashish and 11 oxycodone pills valued at approximately $74,280. Read More.

November 8, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $1.3 million worth of marijuana in Cuyahoga County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a California woman after a traffic stop in Cuyahoga County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 510 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $1.3 million. Read More.

November 8, 2018

State trooper arrests murder suspect

From Fox8
A trooper with the Ohio Highway Patrol pulled over an SUV as it drove down the road with sparks flying from a wheel. What the trooper didn't realize at the time, the driver was a suspect in a murder that happened nearby just minutes earlier. More.

November 6, 2018

"Buckle Up Every Trip, Every Time" is new safety campaign by Ohio State Highway Patrol

From WTAP
With the holidays approaching and the road getting busier, law enforcement agencies are taking extra precautions to keep you and your family safe. More.

November 5, 2018

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Promotions

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (L-R): Lieutenant Merrill J. Thompson and Sergeant Dustin Hamilton. Back row (L-R): GIMS System Administrator Christine L. Phillips; Sergeant David G. Slanker; Administrative Officer 3 Jonathan S. Heil and Sergeant Kaitlyn M. Kowicki.

November 1, 2018

Trooper Overly honored at 2018 U.S. Attorney's Law Enforcement and Victim Assistance Awards Ceremony

Trooper Overly

Trooper Craig B. Overly was honored at the 2018 U.S. Attorney's Law Enforcement & Victim Assistance Awards Ceremony hosted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia on October 25, 2018. Earlier this year, he stopped a car for speeding and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed marijuana and 200 grams of a heroin/fentanyl compound mixture. The suspects were found to be part of a large drug trafficking organization being investigated by the DEA. The drug trafficking organization was subsequently dismantled in April. More information about the investigation can be found here.

October 31, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today!

ACES

These troopers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

October 30, 2018

Ohio implements new law to deter distracted driving

From the Morning Journal
House Bill 95 became law Oct. 29, establishing Ohio's approach of combating distracted driving by enhancing existing moving violations. More.

October 30, 2018

OSP offers Halloween safety tips for pedestrians, motorists

From the Circleville Herald
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has offered safety tips in advance of Halloween activities, in an effort to remind pedestrians and motorists that "pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility." More.

October 26, 2018

2018 Law Enforcement Awards

Law Enforcement Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Law Enforcement Awards recipients. OSHP Chaplain Reverend Richard D. Ellsworth, recipient of the Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Civilian Leadership Award; Trooper Juan "Ray" Santiago, recipient of the Community Service Award and retired OSHP Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert H. Jones, recipient of the Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Lifetime Achievement Award. They were joined by Colonel Paul A. Pride, superintendent.

October 26, 2018

Troopers seize $32,355 worth of marijuana and THC oil in Hancock County

Marijuana

On October 26, troopers stopped a 2010 Lincoln Continental with Michigan registration for a license plate light violation on Interstate 75 in Hancock County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a scale, 13 pounds of marijuana and 22 vials of THC oil worth $32,355. The driver, Sidney Starr Harris, 76, of Pontiac, Mich., and passenger, James Gregory Evans, Jr., 48, of Detroit, were charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony. Both were incarcerated in the Hancock County Justice Center.

October 25, 2018

Heroin

Troopers seize $69,776 worth of heroin in Hancock County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two West Virginia women after a traffic stop in Hancock County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 392 grams of heroin valued at approximately $69,776. Read More.

October 25, 2018

Ensure teens knows the rules before handing over the keys

From The Daily Jeff
National Teen Driver Safety Week continues through Oct. 27, and Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Public Safety including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, encourage all parents not to hand over the keys until their teens know the rules of the road. More.

October 24, 2018

OSHP troopers in Swanton locate 14-year-old Indian tourist who went missing from New York

From WTOL
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers at the Swanton Post have located an Indian tourist who went missing from New York. More.

October 22, 2018

National School Bus Safety Week

From Your Hometown Stations
As part of National School Bus Safety Week, which is October 21 to 26, buses not only had their driver on board, but also a state trooper. More.

October 19, 2018

6-State Trooper Project targeted speed, safety belts and OVIs

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on speed, safety belt and OVI enforcement on Interstate 70. More.

October 19, 2018

Ohio AG Office presents S.A.L.T. Council Members with certificates

From the Circleville Herald
S.A.L.T. Council members were recently presented with certificates from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office for five or more years of service in the S.A.L.T. Council. More.

October 17, 2018

New 'Safety Corridor' coming to Route 18 in Medina County

From Akron Beacon Journal
The Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio State Highway Patrol are launching a new Safety Corridor along state Route 18 in Medina County. More.

October 17, 2018

OSHP announces driving enforcement measures around school buses, U.S. 250

From WTOV
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is announcing a pair of new driving enforcement measures, and one of them starts next week. More.

October 11, 2018

Four arrested in two-day drug sweep

From Ashtabula Star Beacon
Four Ashtabula men face felony drug charges stemming from a multi-agency, two-day operation that resulted in the seizure of heroin, fentanyl, cash and more. More.

October 10, 2018

Ohio state troopers inspect thousands of limousines, party buses each year

From News5 Cleveland
The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducts about 6,000 motor coach inspections each year, including limousines and party buses. More.

October 10, 2018

Teen drivers one of Ohio's most at-risk groups

From the Springfield News-Sun
In Ohio from 2015 to 2017, teen drivers were involved in 135, 882 traffic crashes and 15 percent of those crashes contributed to an action on the part of the teen driver, according to a release. More.

October 5, 2018

Troopers seize $9,524 worth of marijuana and cocaine in Miami County

Marijuana

On October 1, 2018, troopers stopped a 2017 Nissan Altima with Michigan registration for an improper lane change violation on Interstate 75 in Miami County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed two bags containing more than 3 pounds of hydroponic marijuana and cocaine on her person. The contraband has an approximate street value of $9,542. The driver, Mary F. Pezzoni, 43, of Howell, Mich., was charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine, both third-degree felonies; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. Pezzoni was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.

October 4, 2018

Heroin

Troopers seize $800,000 worth of heroin in Madison County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a California man after a traffic stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 4 pounds of heroin valued at approximately $800,000. Read More.

October 4, 2018

Troopers seize $12,500 worth of marijuana, cocaine and a loaded handgun in Hancock County

Marijuana

On October 1, 2018, troopers stopped a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander with Tennessee registration for marked lanes and speed violations on Interstate 75 in Hancock County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed two cardboard boxes containing 5 pounds of marijuana, cocaine and a loaded handgun. The contraband has an approximate street value of $12,500. The driver, Denzell Price, 23, and passenger, Kennedy Greene, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn., were charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony. Price was also charged with having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony; carrying concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony; and possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. Both were incarcerated in the Hancock County Jail.

October 2, 2018

Cocaine

Troopers seize $91,000 worth of cocaine in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Ohio men after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 5 pounds of cocaine valued at approximately $91,000. Read More.

October 1, 2018

Meth

Troopers seize handgun and $4,582 worth of methamphetamine in Lorain County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Lorain County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized a Taurus 9mm handgun and 58 grams of methamphetamine valued at approximately $4,582. Read More.

October 1, 2018

Scheduled gun walk derails into standstill police intervention

From Kent Wired
An organized open-carry walk quickly turned into a chaotic standoff between Olson and Bowman Halls as counterprotestors, gun rights activists and hundreds of police clashed. More.

September 28, 2018

Police and ODOT crack down on dangerous road behavior

From WSYX
Columbus Police, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol has launched a joint crash reduction effort. More.

September 27, 2018

Report shows lows in prescription opioid, heroin deaths in Ohio

From WSYX
Prescription opioid-related overdose deaths are at an eight-year low and heroin-related overdose deaths are at a four-year low, according to a new Ohio Department of Health report. More.

September 24, 2018

Cocaine

Troopers seize $12,740 worth of cocaine in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two men after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 140 grams of cocaine valued at approximately $12,740. Read More.

September 24, 2018

Trooper arrests Springfield man accused of cutting wife's throat

From WSYX
A man on the run after allegedly slashing his wife's throat was sitting in jail Saturday. Raymond Roberts was caught by a Highway Patrol trooper in Springfield Saturday morning. More.

September 24, 2018

Fugitive Shawn Christy captured near Camp Mowana

From Mansfield News Journal
Fugitive Shawn Christy was captured at 4:38 p.m. Friday, bringing a massive five-day manhunt to an end. More.

September 21, 2018

Law enforcement working on strategies to get in front of next wave of drug crisis

From Fox28
Law enforcement from 17 states across the Midwest and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency are coming together to discuss drug interdiction and the "battle against illicit drugs." More.

September 20, 2018

Cruiser Struck

Patrol seeks driver who struck a Patrol cruiser

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking the public for assistance in locating or identifying a commercial vehicle that struck a Patrol cruiser and fled on the Ohio Turnpike early this morning. Read More.

September 19, 2018

Eight people from Akron indicted trafficking methamphetamine and heroin

From the U.S. Attorney's Office
Eight people from Akron were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and heroin. More.

September 18, 2018

'Carteens' program in Juvenile Court helps teen drivers

From the Record-Courier
Portage County Juvenile Court, with the assistance of the Ohio State University Extension Office of Portage County and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, works with juveniles who commit either waiverable traffic offenses or, in some cases, non-waiverable offenses. More.

September 17, 2018

State trooper pulls unconscious driver from burning van on I-75

From WHIO
A state trooper pulled an unconscious driver from a van that crashed and caught fire on Interstate 75 North near Troy Monday afternoon, according to investigators. More.

September 17, 2018

Promotions 9-17

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (L-R): Sergeant Brian K. Spackey and Lieutenant Brian M. Vail. Back row (L-R) Lieutenant Nicholas A. Lunsford; Staff Lieutenant Karla M. Taulbee; Auxiliary Lieutenant Colonel W. Jason Sanford, Auxiliary commander; Sergeant Evan D. Mace and Sergeant James C. Belcher.

September 17, 2018

Don't text and drive

From the Herald-Star
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, local business owners and Steubenville High School students on Friday kicked off the patrol's annual program urging drivers of all ages not to text while driving. More.

September 14, 2018

Eleven people indicted for conspiracy to traffic cocaine and methamphetamine from Texas to Akron

From the U.S. Attorney's Office
Eleven people were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic large amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine from Texas to the Akron area. More.

September 13, 2018

Ohio State Patrol arrests jewelry store thieves

From Your Hometown Stations
A trio of suspected jewelry store robbers gets caught in Botkins after a trooper spots their vehicle driving down I-75. More.

September 7, 2018

Agency leaders highlight collaboration

From the Times-Gazette
Leaders from multiple public safety agencies took time during a Wednesday panel to say their work is strengthened by strong relationships with each other. More.

September 6, 2018

Trooper helps stranded motorist get to job interview on time

From Fox45Now
An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper said he was just doing his job when he helped a stranded motorist get to a job interview on time. More.

September 5, 2018

September declared Safe Driving Awareness Month

From WTVG
September is Safe Driving Awareness Month, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to commit to driving buckled, focused and sober. More.

September 4, 2018

Meth and Marijuana

Troopers seize $6,638 worth of cocaine in Stark County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Stark County. Troopers seized marijuana and 32 grams of cocaine valued at approximately $6,638. Read More.

September 4, 2018

Chillicothe police detail nets drugs, cash, prostitution arrests

From the Chillicothe Gazette
The Chillicothe police and area agencies teamed up for a week-long detail that netted narcotics, thousands in cash, and various arrests. More.

August 31, 2018

State trooper used tourniquet to help save West End shooting victim

From WCPO
Ohio state trooper Bradley Hess was one of the first emergency responders to arrive on the scene of a triple shooting Monday in the West End. His quick thinking might have helped save a victim's life. More.

August 30, 2018

Troopers arrest Michigan serial bank robbery suspect in Miami County

From Dayton Daily News
An attempted traffic stop in Miami County led to the arrest Monday afternoon of a Michigan man who is a suspected serial bank robber. More.

August 30, 2018

Motorcycle Event

Motorcycle Safety Event

Come join us for a motorcycle safety event at the Pickaway County rest area located on U.S. 23 on August 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Representatives will be available to speak about motorcycle maintenance and rider safety. For more information visit here.

August 30, 2018

Patrol identifies substance that caused exposure at Ross Correctional Institution

A mixture of heroin and fentanyl has been identified by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as the substance that caused an apparent overdose of one inmate and required medical attention for 27 staff members at the Ross Correctional Institution (RCI) in Chillicothe this morning. More.

August 29, 2018

Patrol investigates substance exposure at RCI – UPDATE

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a substance exposure at the Ross Correctional Institution (RCI) in Chillicothe. The facility is secure with no safety threat to the public. More.

August 29, 2018 11a.m.

Patrol investigates substance exposure at RCI

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a substance exposure at the Ross Correctional Institution (RCI) in Chillicothe. The facility is secure with no safety threat to the public. More.

August 28, 2018

Police commend K9s, officers in Salem drug crackdown

From WFMJ
The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Lisbon Post hosted and coordinated a special detail for the K-9 team to set out on a joint venture to patrol the communities. More.

August 28, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol out in force to put the brakes on crime

From News 5 Cleveland
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is out in force - not just on traffic stops but criminal interdiction. More.

August 24, 2018

Meth and Marijuana

Troopers seize $3,434 worth of methamphetamine in Ashtabula County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Ashtabula County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 1 ounce of methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,434. Read More.

August 24, 2018

Troopers give man another chance at life after stopping him from jumping off bridge

From Fox 8
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers save the life of a man getting ready to jump off a bridge on the Turnpike. More.

August 21, 2018

NAIC Event

Patrol Motor Carrier Inspector receives national recognition

Ohio State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspector Supervisor (MCES) Brian K. Wilson, Cleveland District, along with his team finished first place during the inspection competition. Read More.

August 21, 2018

Ohio highway patrol travels new roads for public safety

From the Columbus Dispatch
The Ohio Department of Public Safety and its State Highway Patrol are concerned with more than how fast cars and trucks are traveling on the state's freeways and limited-access roadways, and we're all better for it. More.

August 20, 2018

State authorities claim early success in first Distracted Driving Safety Corridor

From the Akron Beacon Journal
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation want motorists noticing and paying attention to the signs that were erected in April and identify the state's first "Distracted Driving Safety Corridor." More.

August 20, 2018

Meth

Troopers seize $7,070 worth of methamphetamine and two handguns in Butler County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Butler County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized two handguns and 70 grams of methamphetamine valued at approximately $7,070. Read More.

August 20, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper throws first pitch at Scrappers game

From WYTV
The Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio State Highway Patrols are working with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to try to stop distracted driving. More.

August 16, 2018

Heroin and Marijuana

Troopers seize $43,788 worth of heroin in Hancock County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man and woman after a traffic stop in Hancock County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 246 grams of heroin and 1 gram of marijuana valued at approximately $43,788. Read More.

August 16, 2018

Alleged identity fraudsters arrested on Ohio Turnpike

From the Record-Courier
Three New York men passing through the Buckeye State are accused of being involved in identity fraud after an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper found fake IDs and forged documents in their vehicle during a traffic stop. More.

August 15, 2018

Teen girl who escaped from Cleveland treatment center caught by Ohio State Highway Patrol

From WKYC
Hannah Manning was caught by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers in Cleveland. More.

August 13, 2018

Beware: School buses, students returning to local roads

From the Daily Jeff
As area students prepare to return to the classroom, big yellow buses will also be returning to local roadways. With the start of the school year comes the concern for school bus accidents. More.

August 10, 2018

Promotions August 10

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Back row (L-R): Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspector Brian K. Wilson, Sergeant Bradley P. Longo, Sergeant Michael J. Ross, Sergeant Shon L. Frost, Sergeant Chad E. Smith and Sergeant Kristi J. Comstock. Front row (L-R): Sergeant Luke C. Forshey, Lieutenant Philip J. Robinson, Staff Lieutenant James E. Tracy, Lieutenant Melanie R. Appleman and Lieutenant Scott J. Kuntz.

August 9, 2018

Ohio Assist provides first responders with post-traumatic help

From Your Hometown Stations
The Ohio Assist program was created in March of 2016 in an effort to help public agencies all through the state. More.

August 7, 2018

Oxycodone

Troopers seize $40,000 worth of Oxycodone pills in Gallia County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Michigan men after a traffic stop in Gallia County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1,000 Oxycodone pills valued at approximately $40,000. Read More.

August 6, 2018

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $11,514 worth of methamphetamine in Butler County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Butler County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 114 grams of methamphetamine valued at approximately $11,514. Read More

August 6, 2018

Cheaper, purer meth piggybacks opioid crisis in Ohio

From The Plain Dealer
In 2013, the Ohio State Highway Patrol seized 24 pounds of methamphetamine. This year, through late July, troopers have grabbed 303 pounds. More.

August 3, 2018

Seat belt saves Delphos woman's life, honored by state highway patrol

From Your Hometown Stations
Ohio State Highway Patrol recognized Kristie Hayhurst on Thursday with the "Saved by the Belt” award. More.

August 2, 2018

OSHP promotes school bus safety

From WTOL
As Ohio's kids head back to school, it's important to look at how they get there. For many students, their day starts and ends by riding on a school bus. More.

August 1, 2018

Cocaine

Troopers seize $6.3 million worth of cocaine in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Quebec man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 165 pounds of cocaine valued at approximately $6.3 million. Read More

July 31, 2018

Cartels bringing more meth into Ohio

From the Mansfield News Journal
Methamphetamine seizures in the Buckeye State are on pace to quadruple in 2018 following a record year in 2017, Ohio Highway Patrol data indicates. More.

July 31, 2018

Troopers seize $4,018 worth of Oxycodone pills in Erie County

Oxycodone

On July 27, troopers stopped a 2018 Chevy Malibu with Ohio registration for a following too close violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County. During the stop, a bag containing 123 Oxycodone pills worth $4,018 was seized from the female passenger. The driver, Brian E. Cooper, 35, and passenger, Courtney E. Slanker, 23, both from Akron, were charged with possession and trafficking in a schedule II drug, both third-degree felonies. Both were incarcerated in the Erie County Jail.

July 23, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Unit helps make arrests

From WHIO
In an effort to reduce drug sales, gun crimes, and traffic pursuits in the City of Dayton, officers utilize the Ohio State Highway Patrol aircraft to track vehicles who fail to comply with traffic stops. More.

July 20, 2018

Troopers seize $12,877 worth of methamphetamine in Lake County

methamphetamine

On July 17, troopers stopped a 2002 Chevrolet Venture with Ohio registration for a left-of-center violation on Chestnut Street in the city of Painesville in Lake County. Upon approach of the vehicle, troopers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. A probable cause search of the suspect revealed a bag of methamphetamine in his pocket, and two bags containing 161 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle worth $12,877. The driver, Rickey Lee Moody, 38, of Creston, OH, was charged with trafficking and possession of a schedule II controlled substance, both first-degree felonies; possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, both minor misdemeanors.

July 19, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today!

ACES

These troopers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

July 19, 2018

Nine K9 officers graduated today from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy

K9 officers graduate

Graduates include: K9 Ure with Trooper Kyle Mayle from the Bucyrus District, K9 Danny with Trooper Jared White from the Piqua District, K9 Gali with Trooper Lindsay Barrett from the Columbus District, K9 Boy with Trooper Brett Lee from the Wilmington District, K9 Gabi with Trooper Justin Van Meter from the Wilmington District, K9 Csuti with Officer Bryan Granchie from the Columbiana Police Department, K9 Summit with Officer Ryan Dompier from the Whitehall Police Department and K9 Kilo with Deputy Reese Thompson from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. (Not pictured: K9 Bleck with Trooper Jake Lawrence from the Columbus District

July 19, 2018

Troopers seize $85,050 worth of heroin in Hamilton County

heroin

On July 16, troopers stopped a 2013 Honda Accord with Ohio registration for a driving under suspension violation on State Route 4 in Hamilton County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a pat-down for weapons, troopers found 1 pound of heroin on a passenger. A probable cause search of the vehicle recovered additional heroin. The contraband has a street value of $85,050. The driver, Donald Toran, 39, and passengers, Justin Toran, 38, and De'ondrea Chambers, 33, all from Cincinnati, were charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies. The individuals were incarcerated in the Hamilton County Jail.

July 18, 2018

During active shooter training at Butler Elementary School, troopers deal with ambush

From the Mansfield News Journal
Troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol drove their cruisers right up to the back door of Butler Elementary on Wednesday to a mock active shooter scenario, guns drawn as a masked shooter on the roof fired down on them. More.

July 16, 2018

Family credits seat belts for saving lives in May accident

Saved by the Belt

From the Ironton Tribune
Drivers are often urged by law enforcement to buckle up and wear their seat belts while on the road and, on Monday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol provided an example of how this practice can save lives. More.

July 18, 2018

Troopers seize $5,750 worth of Oxycodone pills in Summit County

oxycodone

Troopers stopped a rented 2017 Hyundai Sonata with New Jersey registration for a following too close violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a digital scale and 176 Oxycodone pills worth $5,750. The driver, Devin D. Wesley, 23, of Westland, Mich., and passenger, Darius D. Bell Jr., 23, of Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Summit County Jail. The men were charged with possession and trafficking in a schedule II controlled substance, both second-degree felonies.

July 17, 2018

Troopers seize $40,000 worth of psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, nitrous oxide, cocaine and marijuana in Madison County

mushrooms

On July 16, troopers stopped a 2001 Toyota Highlander with New Mexico registration for a speed violation on Interstate 70. While interacting with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause searched revealed 3 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, 144 doses of LSD, 450 doses of nitrous oxide, an ounce of cocaine and 70 grams of marijuana valued at approximately $40,000. The driver, Patrick Miller, 30, of Albuquerque, was incarcerated in the Tri-County Jail and charged with possession of drugs, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

July 16, 2018

Heroin

Troopers seize $300,000 worth of heroin in Hamilton County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Arizona women after a traffic stop in Hamilton County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 4 pounds of heroin valued at approximately $300,000. Read More

July 16, 2018

Meth conspiracy indictments began with 2017 local traffic stop

From the Dayton Daily News
The first indictment in what federal prosecutors called a southwest Ohio-based, Mexican cartel-linked methamphetamine trafficking ring stemmed from a June 2017 Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Preble County. More.

July 16, 2018

State troopers carry Colombian team members final miles to hotel

From the Dayton Daily News
Three South Americans traveling to the World Flying Disc Federation World Championships in Warren County covered the final miles to get there in Ohio Highway Patrol cruisers. More.

July 12, 2018

Troopers seize $93,400 worth of marijuana in Wood County

marijuana

On July 10, troopers stopped a 2009 Toyota Avalon with New Jersey registration for a following too close violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed several laundry bags containing 40 pounds of marijuana worth $93,400 in the vehicle's trunk. The driver, Nadav Dagan, 58, of Metuchen, N.J., was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies. Dagan was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail.

July 10, 2018

140 pounds of meth seized from local drug operation

From WHIO
A major methamphetamine and opioid distribution conspiracy has been uncovered, and seven defendants will be prosecuted, according to local, state and federal investigators. More.

July 5, 2018

Patrol releases July Fourth statistics

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting eight people lost their lives in four traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Tuesday, July 3 and ended Wednesday, July 4. More.

July 3, 2018

Ohio Highway Patrol stresses safety around commercial vehicles

From the News-Harold
The Ohio Highway Patrol has announced it is partnering with the Great Lakes Initiative to address unsafe driving around commercial vehicles. More.

July 3, 2018

Maple Heights man arrested and charged in federal court after plotting terror attack in downtown Cleveland on Independence Day

From the U.S. Attorney's Office
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June 29, 2018

Twenty-five people indicted for their roles in conspiracy to traffic drugs in Elyria

From the U.S. Attorney's Office
Twenty-five people were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic drugs in Elyria and the surrounding area, including fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl analogues pressed to look like pills of Percocet. More.

June 28, 2018

Promotions June 28

Junior Cadet Graduation

This week, a select group of students with an interest in law enforcement took part in Junior Cadet week at the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Training Academy. They experienced aspects of the same training that Patrol cadets go through to become troopers, including physical training, canine and criminal patrol operations, and crash investigation. Today, the Patrol would like to congratulate them on their graduation from the program.

June 28, 2018

Battle of the Badges

marijuana and gun

Today is the kick-off of the 23 annual American Red Cross Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. Law enforcement, firefighters and other first responders are often aware of the need for blood when responding to emergencies. In the spirit of saving lives, we have joined forces to give blood and to encourage the public to join us in a friendly competition to see which group can recruit the most donations — law enforcement or firefighters. Go to any Red Cross blood drive in Central Ohio between Thursday, June 28 and Tuesday, July 31 to give blood and vote for either firefighters or police officers. In the end, the patients who receive the blood are the real winners.

June 28, 2018

Promotions June 28

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (L-R): Staff Lieutenant Matthew J. Hamilton, Lieutenant Martina J. Jackson, Staff Lieutenant Darren K. Thomas, Staff Lieutenant David R. Brown and Staff Lieutenant Nakia J. Hendrix. Back row (L-R): Lieutenant Robert A. Curry, Sergeant Brad M. Evans, Sergeant Benjamin C. Dennison, Sergeant Jeffrey A. Kaess, Sergeant Kaitlin D. Fuller and Lieutenant Ronald E. Anderson.

June 26, 2018

139th Class Basic Peace Officer Graduation

139 Basic Class

Congratulations to the members of the basic peace officer #139class!!More

June 26, 2018

10 indicted on methamphetamine charges following "Operation Crystal Clear"

From the Madison Press
Ten people are now facing a total of more than 60 felony charges as a result of "Operation Crystal Clear," a five-month, collaborative investigation into the large-scale sale of methamphetamine in Fairfield and Licking counties.More

June 22, 2018

163rd Academy Class Graduation

163 Academy Class

Today, 25 new troopers officially joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Congratulations to the #163Class. More

June 21, 2018

OSHP, ODOT teaming up to help keep workers safe by reminding everyone to move over

From Fox45 Now
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation are teaming up to help keep workers safe on the roads. More

June 21, 2018

OSHP intercepting 'cartel drugs' concealed in hidden compartments

From 10TV
The Ohio Highway Patrol said its Drug Interdiction Unit is one of the first lines of defense against Mexican drug cartels. More

June 19, 2018

Troopers seize 9 mm gun and marijuana worth $7,000 in Sandusky County

marijuana and gun

On June 13, troopers stopped a rented 2018 Toyota sedan with Pennsylvania registration for a speed violation on U.S. 6 in Sandusky County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 3 pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed bags in the trunk and a hi-point 9 mm loaded gun. The contraband has an approximate street value of $7,000. The driver, Darius R. Badley, 21, of Euclid, and passengers, David J. Bynum, 26, of Tacoma, Wash., and Marcus E. White, 29, of Lacey, Wash., were charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third degree felonies. White was also charged with weapons under disability, a third-degree felony. The individuals were in incarcerated in the Sandusky County Jail.

June 15, 2018

2018 Retiree Cookout

2018 Retiree Cookout

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is proud to honor our retirees for their dedication during and after their Patrol service. Today, our retirees were recognized as they gathered at the Academy for the annual retiree cookout. Thank you to our sponsors the Ohio State Highway Patrol Federal Credit Union, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees Association, the Ohio State Troopers Retirees Association and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary for providing a great event.

June 14, 2018

Buckeye Girls State Troopers Graduate

2018 Buckeye Girls

Congratulations to the 2018 Buckeye Girls State Troopers! The Ohio State Highway Patrol is proud to support the American Legion Auxiliary, Buckeye Girls State. A select group of high school students got the unique experience of learning what it's like to be a trooper under the direction of active personnel.

June 14, 2018

Joint drug investigation lands eight in jail

From the Lima News
Eight people were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to sell cocaine and crack cocaine in and around Lima. More

June 14, 2018

Cops, feds make 300 arrests of violent, repeat offenders in Cleveland-area sweep

From the Plain Dealer
Cleveland police, the FBI, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Ohio State Highway Patrol and U.S. Marshals partnered in the operation with the goal to reduce violent crime in Cleveland. More

June 13, 2018

Attorney General DeWine, Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force Announce Major Fentanyl Seizure

Fentanyl Seizure

From the Ohio Attorney General–Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis today announced the seizure of approximately 20 pounds of fentanyl with the capability of killing more than four million people. More.

June 13, 2018

Troopers seize a 9 mm handgun, alprazolam pills, pipes and marijuana worth $6,800 in Warren County

marijuana and pills

On June 7, troopers stopped a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer with Ohio registration for a speed violation on Interstate 71 in Warren County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 20 alprazolam pills, more than 1 pound of marijuana, two pipes and a loaded 9 mm handgun. The contraband has an approximate street value of $6,800. The driver, Jason M. Ryan, 43, of Oregonia, was charged with improper handling of a firearm, a fourth-degree felony; possession of marijuana and controlled substance, both fifth-degree felonies; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a minor misdemeanor.

June 12, 2018

Troopers seize $12,637 worth of marijuana, hashish, and THC oils and edibles in Preble County

morphine pills and marijuana edibles

On June 5, troopers stopped a 2004 Dodge Ram pick-up truck with West Virginia registration for an improper lane change violation on Interstate 70 in Preble County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a plastic bag of marijuana roaches, two evape pens with THC oil, more than than 1 pound of marijuana, 2 ounces of THC edibles and a half pound of solid hashish in jars. The contraband has an approximate street value of $12,637. The driver, Devon Young, 20, from Fairmont, W.Va., and passengers, Zeb Young, 23, and Nathaniel Ware, 24, both from Elkins, W.Va., were charged with possession of hashish, a third-degree felony; possession of marijuana and criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a minor misdemeanor. The individuals were incarcerated in the Preble County Jail.

June 11, 2018

Public Safety Leadership Academy class graduates

conference

The sixth Public Safety Leadership Academy class graduated 40 law enforcement leaders on June 8 after 11 weeks of accredited, college-level training through a partnership with The Ohio State University – John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Read More.

June 7, 2018

conference

The Ohio State Highway Patrol hosted the 2018 African American Leadership Conference which provided employees with the opportunity to network, foster teamwork and participate in conversation. The Patrol is committed to the leadership development of its employees. This event was a great success thanks to the speakers, planning committee and all who attended.

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Teaford and District 6 Chaplain Jerome Taylor opened the conference. Engaging presentations followed with speakers including retired Lieutenant Colonel Gil Jones, Columbus Urban League President and CEO Stephanie Hightower, The Ohio State University Athletic Director Gene Smith, Ohio State football player Jordan Fuller, Cleveland State University Police Chief Gary Lewis, and closing remarks by Lieutenant Colonel Richard Fambro and Chaplain Taylor.

June 6, 2018

Use caution at intersections, Ohio agencies urge

From the News-Harold
The Ohio Highway Patrol, along with law enforcement agencies around Northeast Ohio, wants to remind motorists why it’s so important to pay attention at intersections, yield the right-of-way and stay alert behind the wheel. More

June 6, 2018

Troopers seize $8,510 worth of morphine pills, marijuana edibles and raw marijuana in Geauga County

morphine pills and marijuana edibles

On May 26, troopers stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Impala with Ohio registration for a left-of-center violation on Munn Road in Newbury Township in Geauga County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 67 morphine pills, 1,300 grams of various marijuana edibles and raw marijuana worth $8,510. The driver, Jaren Bouyer, 34, of Twinsburg, was charged with possession of schedule II substance, a third-degree felony, possession and trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies. Bouyer was incarcerated in the Geauga County Jail.

June 1, 2018

State Trooper spies shotgun in back of an SUV after shooting, Akron man arrested

From the Akron Beacon Journal
The investigation of a shooting early Thursday evening unfolded quickly across several Akron neighborhoods before ending in an arrest. More.

May 31, 2018

Troopers seize methamphetamine, marijuana and a loaded .380 caliber handgun in Fayette County

meth

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Fayette County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 495 grams of methamphetamine and 459 grams of marijuana valued at approximately $54,585. More

May 30, 2018

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $14,550 worth of marijuana and hash in Butler County

On May 25, troopers stopped a 2016 Honda Civic with Ohio registration for a speed violation on state Route 129 in Butler County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed more than 3 pounds of marijuana and more than 27 grams of hash in the vehicle. The contraband has an approximate street value of $14,550. The driver, John Troxell, 22, of Hamilton, was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies, and possession of hash, a fifth-degree felony. Troxell was incarcerated in the Butler County Jail.

May 25, 2018

Helicopter Used To Catch Car Chase Suspect In Cleveland Heights

From the Cleveland Heights Patch - The Ohio State Highway Patrol chased a vehicle through Cleveland and into Cleveland Heights on Thursday afternoon Read More

May 23, 2018

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize crystal methamphetamine, a scale, packaging materials, paraphernalia and a .380 caliber handgun in Miami County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Miami County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 74 grams of crystal methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,945.

May 22, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today!

ACES

These troopers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

May 22, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize a .22 caliber handgun and marijuana edibles in Cuyahoga County

On May 18, troopers stopped a 2009 Dodge Challenger with Georgia registration for a speed violation on Interstate 71 in Cuyahoga County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 839 grams of marijuana edibles worth $4,195. Troopers also located a loaded .22 caliber handgun. The driver, Cashmere Coleman, 38, from Atlanta, was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-degree felony and weapons under disability, a third-degree felony.

May 18, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $17,890 worth of ecstasy and hydrocodone pills in Warren County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man and woman after a traffic stop in Warren County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 950 ecstasy pills and 290 hydrocodone pills valued at approximately $17,890.

May 16, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $23,250 worth of marijuana in Summit County

On May 8, 2018, troopers stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Impala with West Virginia registration for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. Criminal indicators were observed and the driver admitted to having marijuana inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed approximately 10 pounds of marijuana worth $23,350 in the vehicle's trunk. The driver, Troy G. Brown, 46, of Howell, Mich., was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies.

May 16, 2018

otpimage

Members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, and the Perez family gathered on May 15 to dedicate an Ohio Turnpike Memorial Sign in memory of Trooper Robert Perez, Jr.

May 15, 2018

National Peace Officers Memorial Day

National Peace Officers Memorial Day

On National Peace Officers Memorial Day we honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and pay tribute to the survivors who have been left behind.

May 11, 2018

Mexican cartel moves into Northeast Ohio, three-year investigation sends 19 to federal prison

Mexican cartel moves into Northeast Ohio, three-year investigation sends 19 to federal prison From News 5 Cleveland A three-year long DEA investigation, dubbed "Operation Loaded Deck," focused on taking down the local arm of the notorious Sinaloa cartel. Read More

May 10, 2018

Heroin and Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $3,700,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine in Guernsey County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a North Carolina woman after a traffic stop in Guernsey County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,700,000. Read More.

May 10, 2018

Authorities arrest suspect 20 minutes after complaint

From The Bryan Times - Defiance County Sheriff's deputies responded to a firearms complaint Monday evening in Sherwood and an Ohio state trooper arrested a suspect 20 minutes later. Read More

May 9, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $43,000 worth of methamphetamine in Gallia County

On May 4, 2018, troopers stopped a 2006 Honda Civic with Ohio registration for a marked lanes and license plate violation on U.S. 35 in Gallia County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Rio Grande Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 453 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle worth $43,000. The driver, Erica Mix, 27, and passenger, Michelle Mix, 49, both from Columbus, were charged with possession of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony. Both were incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail.

May 9, 2018

Promotions May 9

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front: Lieutenant Colonel Richard S. Fambro. Middle row (L-R): Captain Ronald E. Raines and Major David A. Church. Back row (L-R): Sergeant Ryan R. Stanley, Sergeant John R. Nemastil and Sergeant Nicholas R. Boes.

May 4, 2018

Memorial Photos

Patrol honors fallen members at annual Memorial Ceremony

Today, we honored the fallen members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at our annual Memorial Ceremony. In the Patrol's 85 years of service to Ohio, 46 individuals have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This includes sworn personnel - troopers, sergeants, lieutenants and the now-retired ranks of patrolman and corporal - as well as radio operators, auxiliary officers, an investigative agent and load limit inspectors. The name of each fallen member is engraved on the black granite walls of our Memorial and illuminated by the eternal flame.

May 3, 2018

Patrol to honor fallen officers and support personnel at memorial ceremony

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will recognize and honor 40 officers, an enforcement agent and five support personnel killed in the line of duty with a memorial ceremony Friday.Read More

May 3, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $102,952 worth of hash butter, hash oil and marijuana in Preble County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Connecticut man after a traffic stop in Preble County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 3 pounds of hash butter, nearly 40 ounces of hash oil and 45 grams of marijuana valued at approximately $102,952.Read More

May 2, 2018

Felony charges filed after arrest made by Organized Crime Investigations Commission

From the Washington County Sheriff”s Office – An investigation by Agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in the arrests of Felicia Jean Goff and Robert Otis Powers.More.

May 1, 2018

Troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Van Wert Post stopped an alleged kidnapper traveling into Ohio from Virginia. More.

April 27, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize 100 pounds of marijuana in Lucas County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a California man after a traffic stop in Lucas County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 100 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $450,000. Read More

April 26, 2018

Perscription

Troopers seize $2,800 worth of prescription pills in Miami County

On April 24, 2018, troopers stopped a rented 2017 Hyundai Sonata with Texas registration for speed and following too close violations on Interstate 75 in Miami County. Upon interaction with the driver, Joshua Holloway, 28, of Detroit, he admitted to having prescription pills in the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 54 Oxycodone pills, 85 Xanax pills, and 367 Hydrocodone pills. The contraband has a street value of $2,800. Holloway was charged with possession of Hydrocodone pills, a second-degree felony, possession of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone pills, both third-degree felonies and possession of Xanax pills and criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. He was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.

April 25, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $64,807 worth of fentanyl in Sandusky County

On April 18, 2018, troopers stopped a 2016 Dodge Charger with Alabama registration for a turn signal violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 110 grams of fentanyl in the vehicle. The contraband has a street value of $64,807. The suspects, Pinchello Bell, 36, of Park Forest, Ill, Deon Thompson, 53, and Leroy Buttrom, 39, both from Detroit, Mich., were charged with possession and trafficking, both first-degree felonies. The individuals were incarcerated in the Sandusky County Jail.

April 24, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $65,000 worth of marijuana in Wood County

On April 18, 2018, troopers stopped a 2010 Ford Fusion with Pennsylvania registration for a lane violation on Interstate 80 in Wood County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a duffle bag containing 14 pounds of marijuana worth $65,000. The driver, Rolando G. Redway, 42, of Upper Darby, Pa., was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies. Redway was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail.

April 23, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $17,094 worth of marijuana in Miami County

On April 18, 2018, troopers stopped a 2006 Nissan pick-up truck with Tennessee registration for improper lane change violations on Interstate 75 in Miami County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed numerous zip-lock bags of hydroponic marijuana, weighing a total of 6 pounds and worth $17,094. The driver, Carnie J. Colliver, 20, of Mount Juliet, Tenn., was charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

April 23, 2018

Ohio Highway Patrol tells drivers to focus on road

From The Times Leader – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers know the dangers of distracted driving, and they are observing National Distracted Driving Awareness Month as an occasion to remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road. More.

April 19, 2018

Promotion

Troopers seize $25,276 worth of heroin in Ottawa County

On April 17, 2018, troopers stopped a rented 2016 Chevrolet Cruze with Texas registration for a turn signal violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Ottawa County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 142 grams of heroin in a vacuum-sealed package. The contraband has a street value of $25,276. The suspect, Demarco M. Johnson, 27, of Westfield, Mich., and Demetrius Cassity, 23, of Detroit, Mich., were charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies. Both men were incarcerated in the Ottawa County Jail.

April 18, 2018

Troopers cracking down on distracted driving this week

From WHIO – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is working with five other states to crack down on distracted driving. More.

April 16, 2018

Promotion

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (L-R): Lieutenant Lawrence Roberts, Captain Charles A. Jones and Staff Lieutenant Douglas A. Hamman. Back row (L-R): Sergeant Samuel C. Criswell and Sergeant Jerrold T. March.

April 6, 2018

Troopers

OVI Recognition Ceremony

Congratulations to our troopers who were recognized today for leading the state in removing impaired drivers from our roads. In 2017, troopers arrested 27,340 drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol which led to a reduction in impaired driving fatal crashes.

April 6, 2018

Troopers

Safety Belt Recognition Ceremony

Congratulations to our troopers who were recognized today for their seat belt enforcement efforts last year. In total, troopers cited 136,400 for not wearing safety belts. Troopers ask that you wear your safety belt every time and insist that those who travel with you buckle up as well.

April 6, 2018

Nitrous Oxide

Troopers seize $177,471 worth of Nitrous Oxide in Summit County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a New York man after a traffic stop in Summit County. Read More

April 5, 2018

drugs

Troopers seize $9,000 worth of heroin, marijuana and a handgun in Hamilton County

On April 2, 2018, troopers stopped a 2003 Honda Accord with Ohio registration for a speed violation on Interstate 275 in Hamilton County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun under the driver's seat, 20 grams of marijuana on the driver's person and 60 grams of heroin on the passenger's person. The contraband has an approximate street value of $9,000. The driver, Davontay Wynn, 21, of Cincinnati, was charge with weapons under disability, a third-degree felony, improper handling, a fourth-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor. The passenger, Montiar Bell, 27, of Cincinnati, was charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony. Both were incarcerated in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

April 4, 2018

Troopers to target distracted drivers on Interstates 80, 76

From WKBN – Local authorities with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation will begin an effort targeting distracting driving. Read more

April 4, 2018

drugs

Troopers seize $50,000 worth of marijuana plants in Trumbull County

On March 31, 2018, troopers stopped a 2006 Dodge Caravan with Michigan registration for a speed violation on Interstate 80 in Trumbull County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of burnt and raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed approximately 15 marijuana plants and loose marijuana totaling 20 pounds. The contraband has an approximate street value of $50,000. The driver, Robert Larch, 19, of Ecorse, Mich., was charged with trafficking, a fourth-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony. Larch was incarcerated in the Trumbull County Jail.

March 29, 2018

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Troopers seize $1,912 worth of methamphetamine in Erie County

On March 26, 2018, troopers stopped a 2003 Buick with Ohio registration for a speed violation on State Route 4 in Erie County. Criminal indicators were observed and an Erie County Sheriff's Office drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 63 grams of methamphetamine worth $1,912. The driver, Brandon Willard, 33, of Clyde, was charged with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Willard was incarcerated in the Erie County Jail.

March 28, 2018

OSHP cracking down on reckless driving near semi-trucks

Tailgating, no turn signals, driving recklessly, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is cracking down on dangerous drivers. More.

March 22, 2018

Congratulations to the new members of the Patrol’s “Over the Hill” club.

On March 23, 2018, the remaining active members of the 117th Academy Class achieved 30 years of service. Congratulations to the new members of the Patrol’s “Over the Hill” club. Back row (left to right): Sergeant Sheldon L. Robinson, Trooper David J. Schultz, Captain Patrick B. Vessels and Lieutenant Colonel Kevin D. Teaford. Front row: Sergeant Yvonne L. Thorne and Captain Chris J. Zurcher. 117

March 22, 2018

Cocaine

Rosenberger honors 2017 Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) Wednesday presented a resolution on the House floor to honor Trooper Brittany Noah, the 2017 Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Trooper of the Year. Read More

March 20, 2018

Cocaine

Troopers seize $5,984 worth of cocaine, marijuana and Xanax pills in Wood County

On March 17, 2018, a 2010 Kia Forte with Ohio registration entered an OVI checkpoint in the city of Bowling Green in Wood County. During interaction with the occupants, the odor of raw marijuana was detected. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 37 grams of cocaine, approximately one pound of marijuana, 65 Xanax pills and a digital scale. The contraband has an approximate street value $5,984. The suspects, Kyler Famble, 19, Tyler King, 19, Kyren King, 20, Jerel Horton, 19, and George Daniel, 19, all from Cincinnati, were charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies, trafficking in marijuana and possession and trafficking in Xanax, all fourth-degree felonies and possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony. The individuals were incarcerated in the Wood County Jail.

March 15, 2018

Don't Press your Luck this St. Patrick's Day

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging those who are planning on celebrating St. Patrick's Day to designate a sober driver. The Patrol and local law enforcement will work together to remove impaired drivers from the roadways as part of the National Highway Safety Administration's Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaign. Read More

March 15, 2018

Cocaine

Troopers seize $16,000 worth of fraudulent ID cards, debit/credit cards, Apple iMac computers and iPad Pros in Ottawa County

On March 11, 2018, troopers stopped a rented 2012 Dodge Caravan with New York registration for a speed violation on State Route 2 in Ottawa County. Criminal indicators were observed a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search 26 fraudulent ID cards, 36 fraudulent debit/credit cards, four new Apple iMac computers and two new iPad Pro tablets were located in the vehicle. The items have a street value of $16,000. The suspect, David Romero, 62, of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., was charged with forgery and ID theft, both fifth-degree felonies. Romero was incarcerated in the Ottawa County Jail.

March 14, 2018

Two major drug dealers have been arrested by the MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force. Read more

March 9, 2018

Cocaine

Troopers seize 17 pounds of cocaine in Wood County

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Arizona woman after a traffic stop in Wood County. Read More

March 5, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $43,900 worth of methamphetamines and marijuana in Jackson County

On March 1, 2018, troopers stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Impala with Ohio registration for a signal violation on U.S. 35 in Jackson County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 19 pounds of marijuana. During a pat-down for weapons, troopers also located 154 grams of methamphetamines on a passenger. The contraband has an approximate street value of $43,900. The driver, Michael D. Odell, 21, and passengers, Joshua A. Williams, 19, and Chelsey R. Little, 19, all from Columbus, were charged with drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance, both first-degree felonies. The individuals were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.

March 5, 2018

Patrol continues to focus on impaired driving arrests

From the Lima News – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are continuing to focus on impaired driving enforcement – and those efforts are paying off, according to area post commanders. Read More.

February 28, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $30,350 worth of marijuana edibles, solid and liquid hash in Lucas County

On February 24, 2018, troopers stopped a 2013 Nissan Altima with Ohio registration for a speed violation on Interstate 475 in Lucas County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Waterville Township drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 10 pounds of marijuana edibles, 73 grams of hashish oil and 70 grams of solid hashish in the vehicle’s trunk. The contraband has an approximate street value of $30,350. The suspects, Amanda Meyer, 32, Stephanie Kidwell, 36, Deron Elliot, 33, and Ian Overton, 32, all from Cincinnati, were charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, solid and liquid hashish, all third-degree felonies. The individuals were incarcerated in the Lucas County Jail.

February 27, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $75,000 worth of marijuana in Summit County

On February 22, 2018, troopers stopped a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta with Virginia registration for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 21 heat-sealed bags of high-grade marijuana weighing 25 pounds in the vehicle’s trunk. The contraband has an approximate street value of $75,000. The driver, James T. Pollard, 28, of Richmond, Va., was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies. Pollard was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail.

February 26, 2018

Meth

Troopers seize $20,000 worth of methamphetamine in Guernsey County

On February 16, 2018, troopers stopped a 2018 Hyundai Elantra with Pennsylvania registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 77 in Guernsey County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed two baggies containing approximately 200 grams of methamphetamine worth $20,000. The driver, Jordan Lott, 27, and passenger, Ranika Babie, 27, both from Akron, were charged with possession and trafficking in methamphetamine, both first-degree felonies. Both were incarcerated in the Guernsey County Jail.

February 26, 2018

Promotions

Patrol Holds Promotion Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the newly promoted members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Front row (left to right): Dispatch Supervisor Dawn L. Stephens and Sergeant Ivan Nunez. Second row (left to right): Financial Analyst Supervisor Lori L. Click, Sergeant Timothy A. Grimm, Sergeant Drew M. Hertlein and Chemical Laboratory Supervisor 2 Jacqueline C. Smith. Third row (left to right): Sergeant John Stevens, Sergeant Edward G. Franke and Sergeant Chad M. McMunn.

February 23, 2018

Patrol Announces 2017 Leadership Awards

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the recipients of their 2017 Leadership Awards today. Read More.

February 22, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $10,000 worth of marijuana in Summit County

On February 16, 2018, troopers stopped a 2002 Volkswagen Passat with Michigan registration for a following too close violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. During interaction with the occupants, the suspects admitted to possessing 4 pounds of high grade marijuana worth $10,000. The suspects, Eric W. Versen, 28, and Jessica R. Reager, 32, both from Detroit, Mich., were charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies.

February 20, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize $12,142 worth of marijuana in Van Wert County

On February 14, 2018, troopers stopped a rented 2017 Toyota Camry with Indiana registration for a speed violation on U.S. 30 in Van Wert County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of burnt and raw marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana on the floorboards and approximately 5 pounds of marijuana in the trunk. The contraband has an approximate street value of $12,142. The driver, D. Osha Berumen, 23, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies. Berumen was incarcerated in the Van Wert County Jail.

February 20, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol removes $52 million in drugs from Ohio's roadways in 2017

From The News-Herald – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers through their continued efforts to look beyond the plates prevented $52,418,987 worth of drugs in 2017 from reaching Ohio communities. Read More.

February 16, 2018

Expect more troopers on I-75 this weekend

From Enquirer – Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky are working together to crack down on speeding and impaired driving on Interstate 75 this weekend, officials said. Read More.

February 16, 2018

Four from Cleveland indicted for trafficking Oxycodone and hundreds of pounds of marijuana; five firearms and $2.1 million seized

From the U.S. Attorney's Office – Four Cleveland men were named in a 25-count federal indictment that charges they conspired to distribute at least 220 pounds of marijuana and 345 pills of Oxycodone, law enforcement officials said. Read More.

February 15, 2018

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $10,980 worth of crack, heroin and fentanyl in Summit County

On February 13, 2018, troopers stopped a rented 2017 Infinity with Georgia registration for a license plate violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a pat-down, both the driver and passenger voluntarily removed plastic bags containing crack cocaine, heroin and fentanyl from their persons. The contraband has an approximate street value of $10,980. The suspects, Tyron Adams, 23, and Kamarr James, 23, both from Detroit, Mich., were charged with possession and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies. Both were incarcerated in the Summit County Jail.

February 13, 2018

Marijuana

Troopers seize 48 pounds of marijuana in Summit County

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February 12, 2018

Auxiliary

Congratulations to the 2018 Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary Class

The OSHP Auxiliary is an all-volunteer force which provides assistance to troopers in the course of their duties. Among the duties of an Auxiliary officer are crash scene and traffic stop assistance, traffic control, disaster relief and special detail support.

February 8, 2018

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $90,000 worth of cocaine in Summit County

On February 7, 2018, troopers stopped a rented 2018 Chevrolet Malibu with Florida registration for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 80 in Summit County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a duffel bag containing more than 2 pounds of cocaine worth $90,000. The driver, Pedro L. Valle, 30, and passenger, Miguel A. Dejesus, 31, both of Bridgeport Conn., were charged with possession of cocaine and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies. Both were incarcerated in the Summit County Jail.

February 7, 2018

Methamphetamine

Troopers seize $100,000 worth of methamphetamine in Madison County

On January 26, 2018, troopers stopped a 2009 Dodge Avenger with Oklahoma registration for a speed violation on Interstate 70 in Madison County. Criminal indicators were observed and the driver was removed from the vehicle. The passenger got into the driver's seat and fled until the vehicle was disabled by stop sticks. A search of the vehicle revealed 10 pounds of methamphetamine worth $100,000 and a loaded handgun. The suspects, Irene Vanderburg, 23, and Paul Lindahl, 52, both from Oklahoma City, both were charged with possession of schedule I substance, a second-degree felony, carrying concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony and failure to comply, a third-degree felony. Both were incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail.

February 5, 2018

Patrol's effective traffic enforcement yields drug arrests

In 2017, the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated a wide range of felony offenses and saw an increase in total drug arrests from 2016. Read More

February 2, 2018

Troopers

In December, Sergeant Jacob T. Tidaback witnessed a head-on crash in Huron County. He quickly approached the vehicle and observed the driver was unresponsive. A fire broke out in the engine compartment and Sgt. Tidaback removed the driver. Witnesses provided assistance to the driver as he extinguished the fire. Sgt. Tidaback provided CPR for the driver until EMS arrived. Despite his efforts, the driver later passed away. For his actions, Sgt. Tidaback was presented with a Certificate of Recognition.

February 2, 2018

Troopers seize $7,700 worth of prescription pills in Pickaway County

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On January 28, 2018, troopers stopped a 2001 Buick with South Carolina registration for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 in Pickaway County. During interaction with the driver, signs of impairment were observed and the driver was subsequently arrested for OVI. A search incident to arrest revealed 144 Adderall pills, 146 Tramadol pills and 95 Clonazepam pills. The contraband has an approximate street value of $7,700. The driver, Jeremy D. Sims, 36, of McConnells, S.C., was charged with trafficking in drugs, a third, fourth and fifth degree felony, possession of drugs, a third-degree felony and possession of drugs, two first-degree misdemeanors. He was incarcerated in the Pickaway County Jail.

February 2, 2018

Fans don't let fans drive drunk

From the Jackson County Times-Journal – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging fans to be safe this Sunday by refraining from driving impaired. Read More

February 1, 2018

ACE and Criminal Patrol Awards

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Congratulations to the winners of Ace and Criminal Patrol Awards who were recognized today! These troopers worked diligently to look "beyond the plate" in order to remove drugs from Ohio communities and return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

February 1, 2018

Seven K9 units graduated today from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy

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Graduates include: K9 Rexey with Trooper James Baker from the Cleveland District, K9 Xaro with Trooper Griffin Kelley from the Cleveland District, K9 Zeus with Trooper John Lamm from the Warren District, K9 Mickey with Trooper Matthew Atwood from the Jackson District, K9 Rocky with Trooper Timothy Markowski from the Jackson District and K9 Zarra with Officer Kyle Jacobs from the Whitehall Police Department. (Not pictured: K9 Atos with Trooper Colt Browne from the Bucyrus District)

January 31, 2018

Troopers seize $90,000 worth of hydroponic marijuana in Portage County

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On January 28, 2018, troopers stopped a 2016 Ford Explorer with Texas registration for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Portage County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a duffle bag containing 18 pounds of hydroponic marijuana worth $90,000. The driver, Welquis Lopez, 38, of Rockville Centre, N.Y., was incarcerated in the Portage County Jail. Lopez was charged with felony possession and trafficking in marijuana.

January 29, 2018

Troopers seize 72 pounds of marijuana

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On January 24, troopers stopped a 2012 Chevy Malibu with Tennessee registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 80 in Lucas County. The driver, Abraham Valdovinos-Lopez, 32, of Guadalajara, Mexico, did not have a valid driver license. An administrative inventory of the vehicle revealed 72 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $168,120. Read More

January 25, 2018

Pickaway County man pleads guilty to transporting illegal aliens from Mexico

Two cousins have each been charged in the Southern District of Ohio with unlawfully transporting illegal aliens, primarily Mexican citizens, within the United States. Read More

January 25, 2018

Troopers seize 50 pounds of hydroponic marijuana in Miami County

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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Georgia man after a traffic stop in Miami County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 50 pounds of hydroponic marijuana valued at approximately $226,950. Read More

January 24, 2018

Troopers seize $96,000 worth of marijuana in Cuyahoga County

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On January 22, 2017, troopers stopped a 2015 Jeep Patriot with Georgia registration for speeding and marked lanes violations on Interstate 71 in Cuyahoga County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 24 pounds of marijuana worth $96,000 in the vehicle. The driver, Jessica Strother, 28, of Cleveland, was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies. Strother was incarcerated in the Medina County Jail.

January 23, 2018

Human trafficking: Ohio State Highway Patrol taking part in multi-state initiative

From the News-Herald – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is collaborating with the Indiana State Police, Michigan State Police, Illinois State Police and Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking. Read More

January 22, 2018

138th Cleveland Basic Class graduates 38 officers

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Please join us in congratulating the members of the 138th Basic Peace Officer Class who graduated after 22 weeks of training. The 38 graduates represent 23 agencies across Ohio. Read More

January 12, 2018

Troopers encouraging commercial vehicle safety

From the Record-Courier – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to drive safely when sharing the road with commercial vehicles. Read More

January 11, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol honors local troopers for saving boy from choking

From the Vindicator – A pair of Ohio State Troopers were recognized for their actions that helped save a young boy. Read More

January 11, 2018

Driver indicted in serious crash involving heroin, school bus in Clayton

From Dayton Daily News – A woman suspected of using heroin before a crash involving a school bus that split another car in two was indicted today. Read More

January 11, 2018

Troopers seize $5,000 worth of marijuana in Lucas County

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On January 9, 2018, troopers stopped a 2003 Ford F-150 with Ohio registration for following too close on Interstate 475 in Lucas County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 493 grams of marijuana worth $5,000 in the vehicle. The driver, Ryan Scheerer, 43, of Fremont, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony.

January 10, 2018

Regional law enforcement visits DEA Intelligence Center

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From the Lima News – Law enforcement officials from Ohio and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrived in Texas Dec. 12 to visit the DEA's El Paso Intelligence Center. Read More

January 10, 2018

Troopers seized $18,132 worth of heroin in Lucas County

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On January 8, 2018, troopers stopped a 2012 Toyota Camry with Illinois registration for following too close and turn signal violations on Interstate 80 in Lucas County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 151 grams of heroin worth $18,132 in the vehicle's trunk. The driver, Balford Reid, 39, and passenger, Larry Neal, 46, both from Chicago, were charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies. Both suspects were incarcerated in the Lucas County Justice Center.

January 8, 2018

Troopers seized $19,494 worth of marijuana in Preble County

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On January 4, 2018, troopers stopped a 2006 GMC Savanna van with Indiana registration for a speed violation on Interstate 70 in Preble County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed eight vacuum-sealed bundles of hydroponic marijuana weighing more than 7 pounds locked in the cargo compartment. The contraband has an approximate street value of $19,494. The driver, David A. Cole, 48, of Unionville, Ind., was charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. Cole was incarcerated in the Preble County Jail.

January 8, 2018

Trooper seized $6,350 worth of marijuana in Erie County

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On January 5, 2018, troopers came upon a disabled 2002 Toyota with Ohio registration on Interstate 80 eastbound in Erie County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed three vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana weighing more than 2 pounds worth $6,350. The driver, Tyler J. Pitts, 27, of, Parma, was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies. Pitts was incarcerated in the Erie County Jail.

January 5, 2018

awards

In November, Trooper Donte' M. Hanns observed a car emitting smoke that had been involved in a crash near Fremont. Nurse Ginger Havlin was on scene and rendered first aid. While they attempted to free the driver, the car caught fire. Trooper Hanns then broke the window and was able to remove the driver before the car became engulfed in flames. For their lifesaving actions, Ginger Havlin and Trooper Hanns were presented with a Certificate of Recognition.

January 3, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol reports fewer holiday traffic deaths

From the Youngstown Vindicator – The Ohio State Highway Patrol says traffic deaths were down compared to last year during the just-concluded extended holiday weekends. Read more

January 2, 2018

Troopers seize 70 pounds of marijuana in Fulton County

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On December 31, 2017, troopers stopped a rented 2017 Ford Expedition for a speed violation on Interstate 80. Criminal Indicators were observed and a Wauseon Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 70 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $318,000. Read more.

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