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Ohio Police Say 589 Arrests Made As Part Of Six-State Enforcement Effort

Reported: Mar. 13, 2014 3:47 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that an effort conducted with police from five other states netted 542 drug arrests and 47 illegal weapons arrests.

Ohio troopers joined forces with state police from Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Indiana to focus on removing drugs and illegal weapons from communities.

Of the arrests made during the March 6-8 effort, Ohio made 166 of the drug arrests and four of the weapon seizures.

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



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