State patrol nets 200-plus arrests in multi-state initiative

In three days the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested more than 200 people suspected of drugs and weapons violations as part of a six-state “Trooper Project.”

The initiative was carried out March 2-4 and Ohio troopers arrested a dozen people on weapons charges and 217 people on suspicion of illicit drug activity, according to a release from the patrol.

The other state police agencies involved in the “high-visibility enforcement effort” were Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, according to the release.

The patrol states this partnership was “aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.”