COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on criminal patrol enforcement last week.
During the project, 9,859 grams of marijuana was removed from Ohio’s roadways. Additionally, seven people were arrested on felony marijuana charges and 57 others were charged with other felony drug arrests.
The high-visibility enforcement included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police, as well the OSHP.
The initiative began on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 12:01 a.m. and continued through Sunday, Sept. 19, at 11:59 p.m.
Throughout the six states, 158,998 grams of marijuana was seized.
The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.