Highway Patrol Reports Increase in Drug Arrests

(Columbus, OH) The Ohio highway patrol post had a busy year for drug seizures. 

Drug-related arrests by state troopers jumped by 25 percent in 2017-- and the highway patrol credits training that looks beyond a traffic stop. More than 16,000 arrests were made, many of them stemming from driving offenses. 

Big drug seizures included  more than 29 pounds of meth, more than 35 pounds of heroin and 8,500 ecstasy pills. Overall, troopers took off Ohio highways more than 2.3 million grams of pot, 32,000 prescription painkillers and more than 76,000 grams of heroin.

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