Ohio State Highway Patrol sees increase in drug arrests

Troopers seized more than 29 pounds of meth, 35 pounds of heroin, and 8,508 ecstasy pills in 2017.

Posted: Feb 1, 2018 10:16 AM

LIMA, Ohio (WFFT)- Ohio State Troopers saw a 25 percent increase in drug arrests from 2016 to 2017. In 2017 troopers made a total of 16,653 drug arrests. 

"Many felonies which occur in our state will at some point involve our highways," said Lt. Tim Grigsby, Lima Post Commander. "This provides troopers with an opportunity to prevent crime by looking for criminal indicators during traffic stops." 

Troopers seized more than 29 pounds of meth, 35 pounds of heroin, and 8,508 ecstasy pills in 2017. In total, OSHP has seized over two million grams of marijuana, 32,116 opiate pills, and 76,018 grams of heroin. 

Drivers are reminded public involvement is critical to highway safety. You're urged to call #677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity. 

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