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The Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct an OVI checkpoint this weekend in Lorain County.

Teens learn about the dangers of distracted driving

From 13abc:

Distracted driving is one of the biggest issues teenagers face today, and law enforcement officials say it's vital for teens to understand how the issue can destroy their lives. more

Troopers seize heroin, Xanax and marijuana in Hancock County traffic stop

Various drugs

Troopers stopped a rented 2015 Chevy Impala, with Tennessee registration, for a speed violation on Interstate 75 southbound, near milepost 160, in Hancock County at 12:33 a.m., on April 14. Criminal indicators were observed and a Hancock County Sheriff’s drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 79 grams of heroin, 378 Xanax pill and five grams of marijuana. The contraband has a street value of $14,118. The driver, Dewane Lively, 25, and passenger, Joseph Thompson, 26, both of Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Hancock County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony.

Patrol Academy hosting career fair on April 23

Currently accepting applications for troopers and other positions

The Ohio Department of Public Safety will host a public service career fair at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As part of the fair, an Ohio State Highway Patrol Seminar will teach attendees about cadet training and a career as an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper. The presentation will also provide an overview of the application process. more

Ohio woman shares story of loss for National Work Zone Awareness Week

From WTOL:

After a deadly year on Ohio roads in 2015, the push is on to make work zones safer.

“Not a day goes by that we don't miss him,” said Amy Fletcher, wearing a special ribbon with her husband John's picture. more

Patrol investigating crash involving semi, trooper cruiser in Licking County

Reminder for motorists to #moveover for emergency vehicles

Troopers from the Granville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are currently investigating an injury crash involving a semi-tractor trailer and an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser on Interstate 70 eastbound at the 136 mile marker. more

Semi hits cruiser on I-70, injuring trooper and woman

From the Columbus Dispatch:

A State Highway Patrol trooper and a woman who was sitting in his cruiser because her own vehicle had become disabled were both injured this morning when a semi slammed into the back of the cruiser on eastbound I-70 in Licking County. more

Fatal wrong-way crashes increasing in Ohio

From the Dayton Daily News:

Four times in the past year someone has driven the wrong way on a local highway in what investigators suspect could be a string of suicides, not only killing themselves but also endangering or killing others. more

Troopers seize 600 Oxycodone pills in Scioto County

Oxycodone

Troopers stopped a 2006 Ford Fusion, with Ohio registration, for a following too closely violation on U.S. 23 southbound, near milepost 10, in Scioto County at 1:58 p.m., on April 5. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 600 Oxycodone pills, worth $18,000 concealed inside a paint can. The driver, Jeffrey D. Wells, 54, of South Point, Ohio was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of a schedule II substance and trafficking in drug, both second-degree felonies.

Patrol Reminds Drivers To Keep Eyes and Focus On the Road

From WKTN:

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the roadway while driving. more

Mahoning Co. Sheriff and OSHP warn of distracted driving dangers

From WFMJ:

Whether it's texting while driving or even checking on your kids in the back seat, law enforcement officials want to make sure you're not the next victim of distracted driving.

The Ohio State highway patrol and Mahoning County Sheriff's Office teamed up in honor of distracted driving awareness month. more

Patrol seizes Oxycodone, Oxymorphone in Scioto County

Pills

Troopers stopped a 2016 Hyundai, with Michigan registration, for marked lanes and unsafe lane change violations on U.S. 23 southbound, near milepost 8, in Scioto County at 1:09 p.m., on March 27. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. The driver voluntarily surrender a package containing 260 Oxycodone pills and 30 Oxymorphone pills. The contraband has an approximately street value of $9,000. The driver, Lasha Brookins, 58, and her daughter, Talesha Brookins, 38, both from Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of  a schedule II drug, and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies.

The Highway Patrol helps CSU cops

From WTAM1100:

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Public Safety donated 50 portable radios to the Cleveland State University Police Department.

The department received the radios today during a presentation at the Cleveland State University Police Department. more

Troopers find heroin in Scioto County traffic stop

Heroin

Troopers stopped a 1998 Ford Escort, with Ohio registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 southbound near milepost 8, in Scioto County at 8:46 p.m., on March 25. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The passenger was removed from the vehicle and had an odor of marijuana coming from his person. A search of his person revealed approximately 48 grams of heroin, worth $4,800 inside his shoe. The passenger, William A. Sarver, 57, of Dayton, Ohio was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of heroin and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies.

Heroin seized by troopers in Athens County

Heroin

Troopers stopped a 2016 Toyota Rav 4, with Michigan registration, for a following too closely violation on U.S. 33 eastbound, near milepost 9, in Athens County at 1:27 p.m., on March 23. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. After a pat down, the passenger fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 315 grams of heroin, worth $38,900 in the vehicle. The passenger, Jelani T. Walker, 35, of Detroit, Mich., was incarcerated in the Athens County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies, and fleeing and eluding, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Department of Public Safety and Highway Patrol donate portable radios to Cleveland State University Police  

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Public Safety donated 50 portable radios to the Cleveland State University Police Department. The department received the radios today during a presentation at the Cleveland State University Police Department.

The fifty radios which had previously been used by troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were transferred to the department rather than sending them to state salvage. more

Troopers seize marijuana, laced brownies in Wood County

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a rented 2016 Ford Fusion, with Tennessee registration, for a speed violation on Interstate 75 southbound near milepost 194, in Wood County at 7:40 p.m., on March 23. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed approximately two pounds of hydroponic marijuana and five pounds of marijuana brownies in the vehicle. The contraband has an approximate street value of $31,000. The driver, Kenneth Harger, 59, of Columbus, Ohio was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony and trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-degree felony.

Troopers find heroin in Union County traffic stop

Heroin

Troopers stopped a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, with Michigan registration, for a license plate light violation on U.S. 33 westbound near milepost 21, in Union County at 2:05 a.m., on March 23. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of burnt marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a gram of marijuana and 51 grams of heroin in the vehicle. The contraband has an approximate street value of $7,650. The driver, Kevin D. Byrd, 24, and passenger Jalen Baxter, 22, both of Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Tri County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor.

Patrol asking for tips to solve fatal hit-skip on I-70

No suspect identified in crash on March 3, 2015, in Madison County

Over a year ago, a hit-skip crash in Madison County left one man dead and another injured. An investigation was conducted and several leads were followed, but no suspect or suspect vehicle has been identified. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking anyone to come forward if they have information about a suspect involved in the following incident that occurred March 3, 2015: more

Troopers seize 70 lbs. marijuana, 1,000 hash oil jars in Madison County

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 2015 Ford Econoline van, with California registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 70 eastbound, near milepost 71, in Madison County at 10:46 a.m., on March 18. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 70 pounds of marijuana and 1,000 hash oil jars in the vehicle. The contraband has a street value of $350,000. Trooper also recovered $7,569. The driver, Walter Delgado, 29, of Harbor City Calif., and passenger, Anthony Jochum, 26, of Cleveland Ohio were incarcerated in the Multi-County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, and possession of criminal tools, all second-degree felonies.

Troopers find 26 grams of heroin in Scioto County

Heroin

Troopers stopped a 2016 Jeep Patriot, with West Virginia registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 southbound, near milepost 8, in Scioto County at 11:04 p.m., on March 15. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a magnetic box containing 26 grams of heroin and 101 Alprazolam pills. The contraband has a street value of $3,000. The driver, Lawrence E. Nelson, 44, of Huntington, W. Va., was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of heroin and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies.

Troopers seize crack cocaine in Scioto County

Crack Cocaine

Troopers stopped a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, with Ohio registration, for a window tint violation on U.S. 23 southbound near milepost 10, in Scioto County at 11:48 p.m., on March 14. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a bag containing 28 grams of crack cocaine, worth $2,800. Troopers also discovered a loaded handgun. The driver, William J. Whitfield, 20, of Miamisburg, Ohio, and passenger, Christopher M. Kirk, 20, of Worthington, Ohio were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of crack cocaine, and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies, receiving stolen property, and improper handling of a firearm, both fourth-degree felonies.

Troopers find marijuana in Portage County

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 2000 GMC Jimmy, with Ohio registration, for failure to signal and cracked windshield violations on State Route 44 northbound near milepost 8, in Portage County at 6:35 p.m., on March 14. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of burnt marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed more than a pound of marijuana, worth $4,000. The driver, Lester Davis, 41, of Atwater, Ohio was incarcerated in the Portage County Jail and charged with trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony and possession in drugs, a fifth-degree. 

Cocaine, crack and heroin seized by troopers in Gallia County

Various drugs

Troopers stopped a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, with West Virginia registration, for headlight and turn signal violations on U.S. 35 eastbound near milepost 7, in Gallia County at 7:55 p.m., on March 11. Criminal indicators were observed and a consent to search was requested and granted. During a search of the vehicle, troopers located 160 gram of cocaine, 33 grams of crack, and 3 grams of heroin. The contraband has an approximate street value of $17,025. The passenger, Michael Simpson, 35, of Dayton, Ohio was incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in narcotics, both first-degree felonies.

Troopers seize prescription pills in Jackson County

Pills

Troopers stopped a 2015 Toyota Camry, with Florida registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 35 eastbound, near milepost 9, in Jackson County at 2:54 p.m., on March 9. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. During a review of the in-car camera, the driver was seen concealing an object on her person. A search warrant was executed and a bag containing 368 Oxycodone pills and 30 Oxymorphone pills fell from her person. The contraband has an approximate street value of $12,500. The driver, Latonya M. Perryman, 40, of Detroit, Mich., was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail and charged with possession of a schedule II substance, a second-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

Highway Patrol Troopers: Don’t Press your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are urging drivers to designate a sober driver before celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that often involves high consumption of alcohol. OSHP will work with local law enforcement to remove impaired drivers as part of the National Highway Safety Administration’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaign. more

Troopers seize 189 pounds of marijuana in Wood County traffic stop

Marijuana

A California man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 189 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $634,320 following a traffic stop in Wood County. more

Methamphetamine seized by troopers in Preble County

Meth

Troopers stopped a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with Pennsylvania registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 70 eastbound, near milepost 7 in Preble County at 1:08 p.m., on March 9. During interaction with the driver troopers observed, in plain view, a marijuana pipe and a container of marijuana. The driver admitted that he had a sawed off shotgun and methamphetamine, weighing 25 grams in the vehicle. The contraband has an approximate street value of $2,525. The driver, Adam Brabant, 30, of Tucson, Ariz., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony, carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

Troopers seize 2 oz. of heroin in Miami County

Heroin

Troopers stopped a 2016 Nissan Sentra, with Kentucky registration, for a lanes violation on Interstate 75 southbound near milepost 77, in Miami County at 12:47 p.m., on March 9. A criminal indicator was observed and a consent to search was requested and granted. During a search of the vehicle, troopers located a syringe, and three Xanax pills. A search incident to arrest revealed more than two ounces of gravel heroin on the driver’s person. The contraband has an approximate street value of $10,875. The driver, Douglas Hayes, 37, of Lexington, Ky., was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony, possession of Xanax and criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

6-State Trooper Project, including Ohio State Highway Patrol, makes 200 arrests in 3 days

From WEWS:

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is one of multiple agencies that recently helped get drugs and illegal weapons off the streets with 200 related arrests in a three-day span.

In collaboration with the 6-State Trooper Project, which is made up of multiple agencies across the U.S. who work to provide security services in highway safety and criminal patrol, the OSHP made 194 drug arrests and and six weapon arrests from March 3 to March 5. more

6-State Trooper Project targeted drugs, illegal weapons

6-State

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to remove drugs and illegal weapons from our communities. OSHP made six weapon arrests and 194 drug arrests during the initiative, from Thursday, March 3 at 12:01 a.m. through Saturday, March 5 at 11:59 p.m. more

Troopers seize marijuana, marijuana edibles in Sandusky County

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 2009 Majestic 28A motor home, with New Jersey registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike eastbound near milepost 85, in Sandusky County at 2:58 p.m., on March 7. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed more than three pounds of marijuana and marijuana edibles, worth $4,200. The driver, Tahir Panton, 27, of Brooklyn N.Y., was charged with minor misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The passenger, Kristoff Harmon, 22, of Newark, Del., was charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony.

Ohio State Highway Patrol participated in Tri-State Human Trafficking Initiative

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) joined neighboring states to raise awareness about human trafficking for the entire month of February. OSHP, the Indiana State Police and the Michigan State Police take the crime of human trafficking seriously and will continue to educate the public and enforce laws that crack down on traffickers. more

Troopers found cocaine worth $232,900 in vehicle, modified shoes

Cocaine

Troopers stopped a rental van, with California registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 70 eastbound, near milepost 9, in Preble County at 2:40 p.m., on March 2. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a small baggie containing cocaine in the vehicle. Troopers also discovered modified shoes containing six packages of cocaine worth $232,900. The driver, Essex J. Clark, 47, of Las Vegas, Nev., was incarcerated in the Preble County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

Marijuana worth $120,000 found by Troopers in Preble County

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 2013 Ford F150 pick-up truck, with California registration, for turn signal and stop sign violations in Monroe Township in Preble County at 1:47 p.m., on March 1. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed three duffel bags containing 60 pounds of marijuana, worth $120,000. The driver, Frederick H. Coleman, 70, of Gilbert, Ariz., was incarcerated in the Preble County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony.

Ohio Highway Patrol warns parents to be wary of human trafficking

From WKBN:

Ohio State Highway Patrol wants people to know that human trafficking isn’t just happening far away. The crimes are occurring right here at home. more

Troopers find prescription pills in Scioto County traffic stop

Prescription Pills

Troopers stopped a 2005 Dodge Magnum, with West Virginia registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 southbound, near milepost 8, in Scioto County at 9:15 p.m. on February 27. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 238 Oxycodone pills and 20 Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone pills, worth $9,000. The driver, Sarah A. Payne, 37, of Huntington, W. Va., was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of schedule II pills and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies, and possession of schedule II pills, a fifth-degree felony.

Troopers seize crack, marijuana in Scioto County

Various drugs

Troopers stopped a 2003 GMC Envoy, with Ohio registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 southbound near milepost 8, in Scioto County at 9:10 p.m., on February 23. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed four grams of marijuana, six grams of crack, and 46 grams of heroin in the vehicle. The contraband has an approximate street value of $7,500. The driver, Stephen L. Green, 32, of South Point, Ohio was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a second-degree felony and possession of crack cocaine, a fourth-degree felony. 

6-State Trooper Project targeted speed, safety belt, OVI on I-75

During the latest 6-State Trooper Project, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the partnership targeted speed, safety belt and OVI violations along I-75. OSHP issued 573 speed citations, 78 safety belt citations and six OVI arrests as part of the enforcement from Friday, February 19 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, February 21 at 11:59 p.m. more

Troopers find cocaine in Scioto County traffic stop

Cocaine

Troopers stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, with Ohio registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 southbound, near milepost 8, in Scioto County at 10:56 p.m., on February 20. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a bag containing 125 grams of cocaine, worth $12,500. The driver, Angel Lucas, 35, of Huntington, W.Va., was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of cocaine and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies.

Troopers seize 45 pounds of marijuana in Muskingum County traffic stop

Marijuana

ZANESVILLE - A Maryland man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized more than 45 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $281,486 following a traffic stop in Muskingum County. more

Troopers seize marijuana, hash butter

Marijuana, hash butter

Troopers stopped a 2016 Kia Forte, with Texas registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 75 southbound, near milepost 85, in Miami County at 1:52 p.m., on February 17. Upon contact with the occupants, criminal indicators were observed. During a consent pat-down of the female passenger, troopers located three drug pipes. The occupants admitted to additional contraband being in the vehicle and a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 52 grams of hash butter and more than two pounds of marijuana. The contraband has an approximate street value of $10,492. The driver, Joseph A. Grippe, 21, of Delray Beach, Fl., was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana and hashish wax, both third-degree felonies.

Patrol Announces 2015 Leadership Awards

COLUMBUS - The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the winners of their 2015 Leadership Awards today. more

6-State Trooper Project to focus on I-75

6-State

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on speed, safety belt and OVI enforcement along Interstate 75. The initiative will take place from Friday, February 19 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, February 21 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol. more

Cocaine, heroin found in Jackson County traffic stop

Cocaine, heroin

Troopers stopped a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, with Florida registration, for speed and marked lanes violations on U.S. 35 eastbound near milepost 16, in Jackson County at 11:15 p.m., on February 13. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of burnt marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed approximately 152 grams of crack cocaine and approximately 13 grams of powder heroin in the vehicle. The contraband has an approximate street value of $18,475. The driver, Ricky J. Darthard, 35, of Columbus, Ohio, was incarcerated in the Jackson County Correction Facility and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies, and possession and trafficking in heroin, both second-degree felonies.

Troopers seize marijuana, Adderall in Erie County traffic stop

Marijuana and adderall

Troopers stopped a rented 2016 Hyundai, with West Virginia registration, for a speed violation on Interstate 80 eastbound near milepost 117, in Erie County at 6:12 a.m., on February 12. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed three pounds of marijuana and 17 boxes of THC cigars in the vehicle’s trunk. Troopers also located 56 Adderall pills. The contraband has an approximate street value of $14,758. The driver, Jacob N. Coakley, 34, of Beaver Falls, Pa., was incarcerated in the Erie County Jail and charged with trafficking in marijuana, a second-degree felony, possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony, and possession of Schedule II substance, a fifth-degree felony.

Ohio deer-related crashes increased in 2015

Car crashes involving deer increased slightly in 2015 compared to 2014, according to statistics reported to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

In 2015, 20,779 crashes were reported statewide, up slightly from 19,705 in 2014 and 20,201 in 2013. more

Trooper and Officer Received Certificates of Recognition for Life-Saving Efforts

WEST JEFFERSON - Tpr. Michael D. Rucker of the West Jefferson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Columbus Police Officer Amy Detweiler were honored today for their heroic actions. They were presented with Certificates of Recognition at the West Jefferson Post by Capt. Shawn Lee, Columbus District Commander. more

Building a safer Ohio is everybody’s business

From the Toledo Blade:

The Ohio Department of Public Safety touches millions of Ohioans with a core mission centered on the principles of safety, service, and protection. We ask each one of the nearly 4,000 DPS employees: What will you do today to contribute to a safer Ohio? more

Troopers seize marijuana in Shelby County

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 2015 Chrysler 200, with Michigan registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 75 southbound near milepost 105, in Shelby County at 9:18 a.m., on February 3. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a small amount of marijuana and a smoking pipe. Troopers also discovered 220 grams of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk. The contraband has a street value of $2,200. The driver, Devon K. Clark, 22, of Southfield Mich., and passenger, Meshach J. Williams, 22, of Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

New edition of the Flying Wheel now available!

Flying Wheel

Featured in this issue:

-Spouses of fallen troopers find strength in their communities and memories

-Troopers work with CDL drivers to stop crashes and human trafficking

-MADD "Tie one on for safety" campaign kicks off

Marijuana, methamphetamine and paraphernalia seized by troopers in Wood County

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 2005 Ford Freestyle SUV, with Colorado registration, for speed and marked lanes violations on Interstate 80 westbound near milepost 67, in Wood County at 10:15 a.m., on February 1. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed approximately eight pounds of marijuana, a gram of methamphetamine, and numerous drug paraphernalia items in the vehicle. The passenger, Kenneth D. Michel, 52, of Bailey, Colo., was charged with possession of marijuana, and possession of methamphetamine, both fifth degree felonies.

Troopers seize crack cocaine in Scioto County

Crack cocaine

Troopers stopped a 2006 Mercury Sable, with Ohio registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 southbound, near milepost 6, in Scioto County at 6:58 p.m., on January 26. Upon contact with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. During a pat-down for weapons, troopers discovered a baggy of suspected narcotics on the passenger’s person. The suspect advised he would voluntarily remove the item and as he removed it he tossed the baggy over the guardrail. The baggy was quickly located. The baggy contained approximately 78 grams of suspect crack cocaine, worth $7,800. The passenger, Devin L. Hunn, 30, of Columbus, Ohio was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of crack cocaine, a first-degree felony.  

Ross County Officials step up enforcement during weekend-long sweep

From NBC4:

A community reeling from drug-related crimes is seeing stepped up law enforcement. Ross County’s missing and dead women have common threads: drugs and illegal activity. To combat both of those, the Chillicothe police, Ross County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol are partnering to take a bite out of crime. more

Troopers seize marijuana worth $95,130 in Sandusky County

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 2006 VW Passat, with Oregon registration, for slow speed and unsafe lane change violations on the Ohio Turnpike eastbound, near milepost 87 in Sandusky County at 11:40 a.m., on January 27. During interaction with the driver, troopers observed raw marijuana in plain view in the center console. A probable cause search revealed 21 pounds of marijuana, worth $95,130 in the vehicle’s trunk. The driver, Russell F. Hines, 29, of Ashland, Ore., was incarcerated in the Sandusky County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies.

Troopers find more than 1,000 Oxycodone pills in Shelby County

Oxycodone

Troopers stopped a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo, with Kentucky registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 75 southbound, near milepost 86, in Shelby County at 3:30 p.m., on January 26. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 1,181 Oxycodone pills, worth $28,344 in the vehicle’s trunk. The driver, John Blevins, 41, of Grayson, Ky., and passenger, Travis Pinson, 25, of Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail and charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, a first-degree felony and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

Liquid Codeine found by troopers in Fulton County

Liquid codeine

Troopers stopped a 2015 Chevrolet Impala, with a temporary Illinois registration, for speed and registration violations on Interstate 80 westbound near milepost 45, in Fulton County at 10:32 p.m., on January 22. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 10 bottles of liquid codeine, worth $6,000 and five fraudulent prescriptions. The driver, Jimmy Pearson, 51 of Chicago, Ill., and passengers, Jamauris Johnson, 25, of Aurora, Ill., Sarah Meh Kozeil, 20, of, Wheaton, ill., and Abigail Clasen, 18, of Oswego, Ill., were incarcerated in the Correction Center of Northwest Ohio. Charges include possession and trafficking in drugs, both third-degree felonies, forgery, and illegal processing of drug documents, both fifth-degree felonies.

Troopers seize cocaine worth $19,000 in Sandusky County

Cocaine

Troopers stopped a 2001 Acura 4 door, with Pennsylvania registration, for an equipment violation on Interstate 80 eastbound, near milepost 100, in Sandusky County at 12:55 a.m., on January 26. A U.S. Border Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 198 grams of cocaine, located under the passenger seat. A further search of the vehicle revealed an additional 32 grams of cocaine. The contraband has an approximate street value of $19,320. The driver, Omar Griffin, 22, of Aliquippa, Pa., was incarcerated in the Sandusky County Jail and charged with possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony.

Troopers, truckers uniting to shine a spotlight on dark issue of human trafficking

From IndeOnline:

The Ohio Highway Patrol is partnering with the trucking industry in an effort to raise awareness of human trafficking. Troopers believe that alert truckers can provide information leading to the rescue of young girls who have been forced into prostitution. more

Troopers discover hidden compartment

Marijuana

HENRIETTA TOWNSHIP - Two men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers located a hidden compartment in the vehicle during a traffic stop in Lorain County.

Troopers stopped a 2005 Jeep Cherokee, with Maryland registration, for following too closely and registration violations on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 133, at 4:20 p.m., on January 20. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. During a probable cause search, after-market modification were found in the rear cargo area floorboard, containing 40 pounds of high grade marijuana, worth $160,000. more

Troopers seize 123 pounds of marijuana in Madison County traffic stop

Marijuana

WEST JEFFERSON - Two men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 123 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $615,000 following a traffic stop in Madison County.

Troopers stopped a 2014 Subaru Station Wagon, with Colorado registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 70, near milepost 72, at 9:26 a.m., on January 13. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband. more

Troopers seize heroin in Lucas County

Heroin

Troopers stopped a rented 2016 Nissan Maxima, with Ohio registration, for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 80 eastbound near milepost 57, in Lucas County at 11:43 p.m., on January 14. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana and a softball sized bag of suspected heroin in the vehicle. The driver, Kavin Henry, 25, and passenger, Edgar Sail, 39, both of Maple Heights, Ohio were incarcerated in the Lucas County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies.

OSP: ‘Drive below the speed limit in snowy conditions’

From WDTN:

Ohio State Highway Patrol says anytime there are traffic crashes in these type of conditions, there’s always one common factor at play... and that’s speed. more

Ten pounds of marijuana seized in Lorain County by Patrol

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 1998 Chevy Blazer, with Pennsylvania registration, for a speed violation on Interstate 80 eastbound, near milepost 133, in Lorain County at 3:41 p.m., on January 13. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 10 vacuum sealed bags of marijuana, weighing approximately 10 pounds, worth approximately $25,000. The driver, Larry J. Skuse, 47, of Houston, Pa., was incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, and trafficking in drugs, both third-degree felonies.

Troopers find marijuana worth $30,000 in Madison County traffic stop

Marijuana

Troopers stopped a 2004 Ford Explorer, with Michigan registration, for speed and obstructed plate violations on Interstate 70 westbound, near milepost 70 in Madison County at 10:46 a.m., on January 11. During interaction with the driver, troopers observed in plain view a small amount of marijuana in the center console.  A probable cause search revealed six pounds of marijuana, worth $30,000 in the vehicle. The driver, Aubrey Barned, 26, of Romulus, Mich., was incarcerated in the Multi-County Jail and charge with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies.

OSHP asks drivers to ‘Move Over’

From My Daily Tribune:

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking motorists to help keep their fellow drivers and law enforcement officers safe by following Ohio’s “Move Over law.”

From 2011-15, Ohio State Highway Patrol cruisers were involved in 67 crashes that appear be related to the move-over law. These crashes resulted in deaths of two civilians, 25 injured officers and 35 injured civilians. more

Patrol seizes heroin, crack, other drugs in Wood County traffic stop

Various drugs

Troopers stopped a rented 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, with New York registration, for an unsafe lane change violation on Interstate 280 southbound near milepost 1, in Wood County at 2:49 p.m. on January 8. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed approximately three ounces of heroin, 462 Oxycodone pills, 270 Hydrocodone pills, 193 Ecstasy pills, 10 grams of crack and a gram of marijuana. The contraband has an approximate street value of $12,750. The driver, Earl D. Metcalf, 43, of Detroit, Mich., was incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies; possession and trafficking in schedule I and II narcotics, all second-degree felonies; and possession and trafficking in crack cocaine, a third-degree felony.

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Traffic fatalities for New Year’s and Christmas reporting periods

COLUMBUS - The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is reporting traffic fatalities over the New Year’s reporting period and the Christmas reporting period. more

State Highway Patrol says 2015 was deadly year for Ohio

From WKBN 27:

The Ohio State Highway Patrol keeps a running log of traffic fatalities, and 2015 has been a deadly year on Ohio roads.

Lighted billboard signs claim 1,054 people have died so far, and that’s not including New Year’s Eve. more

Ohio State Highway Patrol will increase police presence on New Year's Eve

From WHIZ News:

We are just days away from the new year, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is taking precautions to ensure the safety of all motorists. more

Trooper surprises local boy for Christmas

From the Chillicothe Gazette:

An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper went out of his way to make a little boy's Christmas special this year, and their story has been shared and liked thousands of times on social media, garnering national attention. more

Troopers seize marijuana, cocaine, hashish and paraphernalia in Lucas County traffic stop

Various drug items

Troopers stopped a 2014 Jeep Compass, with California registration, for a speed violation on Interstate 80 eastbound near milepost 60, in Lucas County at 10:51 a.m. on December 23. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed approximately seven ounces of marijuana, 10 ounces of marijuana edibles, eight ounces of marijuana juice, 21 grams of hashish, and one gram of cocaine. Troopers also discovered drug paraphernalia items. The contraband has an approximate street value of $7,276. The driver, Gillian L. Carlson, 29, of Los Angeles, Calif., was incarcerated in the Lucas County Justice Center and charged with trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-degree felony, as well as possession of marijuana, cocaine, and hashish, all fifth-degree felonies.

Ohio patrol's new K-9 is 1st to graduate in-house training

From WHIO:

The State Highway Patrol in Ohio has switched to buying and training its own canines instead of using a contractor, and the program's first graduate is an 18-month-old male German Shepherd named Fox. more

Patrol and ODOT partner to decrease traffic deaths, impaired driving this Holiday Season 

As of Monday, 1,070 people have been killed on Ohio roadways this year. That’s a 9 percent increase over the same time last year. As Ohioans prepare for holiday festivities, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) want to urge safety while driving on the roadways - especially remembering to always drive sober - to avoid fatalities for the rest of the year. more

OSHP and ODOT to talk about traffic fatalities and safe driving
ahead of the busy holiday travel season

What: The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation will discuss the high number of traffic deaths in Ohio this year and what is being done to address the issue. We’ll also have a visual display to help show the number of traffic deaths in Ohio. more

Troopers find Oxymorphone worth $30,000 in Scioto County

Oxymorphone

Troopers stopped a 2015 Dodge Dart, with Ohio registration, for a speed violation on U.S. 23 southbound, near milepost 5 in Scioto County at 7:34 p.m., on December 11. Criminal indicators were observed and the front seat passenger was asked to exit the vehicle. The passenger voluntarily consented to a pat-down. During the pat down, a bag of pills was discovered on his person. The passenger voluntarily removed a baggy containing 250 Oxymorphone pills, worth $30,000. The passenger, Deron M. King, 24, of Detroit, Mich., was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of Oxymorphone and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies.

Cleveland cadets leave for new type of police training in Columbus

From Fox8:

A bus load of Cleveland police cadets left for Columbus Wednesday morning for training at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy.

The cadets said goodbye to family and friends and boarded the bus at the Cleveland Muni Lot. more

Troopers seize cocaine in Butler County traffic stop

Cocaine

Troopers stopped a 2007 Cadillac Escalade, with Ohio registration, for a window tint violation on 14th Avenue in the city of Middletown, in Butler County at 2:02 p.m., on December 14. A plain view search of the vehicle revealed an ounce of cocaine, worth $2,352. Troopers also discovered $13,684 in cash. The driver, Patrick Vanderpool-Reed, 28, of Middletown, Ohio was incarcerated in the Middletown Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both second-degree felonies.

Multi-state OVI enforcement increases arrests from previous years

The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 399 OVI arrests during the latest 6-State Trooper Project, focused on removing impaired motorists to make safer roadways. This is an 81 percent increase from the same 3-day initiative in 2013, and a 40 percent increase from 2014. more

Ohio State Highway Patrol Offers Cold Weather Driving Tips

From WTRF 7 News:

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to about 25,000 crashes statewide during the past winter. And what they've discovered about those crashes may surprise you.

Most of them didn't happen on a curve or on a steep hill or even in a bad snowstorm. The majority happened on a straight stretch of road, but here's the common denominator: the drivers were speeding. And if you should happen to get into an accident this winter, here's some important advice about what to do. more

New edition of the Flying Wheel now available!

Flying Wheel

Featured in this issue:

-Sergeant Erika Englund helps bring attention to Ohio's Move Over law

-Fourty-four new troopers joined the sworn ranks at the 158th class graduation

-Youth Outreach to Buckeye Boys State, Buckeye Girls State and Junior Cadet program

-Patrol personnel ran and walked in the 2015 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Troopers seize crack, heroin during Sandusky County traffic stop

Crack, heroin

Troopers stopped a rented 2016 Chevy SUV, with Michigan registration, for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 80 eastbound near milepost 104, in Sandusky County at 1:04 a.m., on November 26. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 70 grams of crack and 56 grams of heroin concealed in a shoe on the rear floorboard. The contraband has an approximate street value of $15,820. The driver, Stacey Polley, 40, and passengers, Ernest Chapman, 32, and Angela Quawrells, 36, all from Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Sandusky County Jail and charged with possession of crack and heroin, both first-degree felonies.

Patrol participating in multi-state OVI enforcement

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on OVI enforcement from Friday, December 4 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police. more

Nine deaths over Thanksgiving weekend from seven crashes

Provisional numbers released today by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show fewer motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday than in recent years. Nine people were killed during the five day reporting period, from Wednesday, November 25 until Sunday, November 29. This is a decrease from the past three years when 23 were killed in 2014, 17 were killed in 2013, 12 were killed in 2012. more

State Highway Patrol takes to the sky to help keep motorists safe

From 13abc:

Tens of millions of people are heading out of town for Thanksgiving. The roads around our region have already seen a significant increase in traffic. With a lot of construction zones in the Toledo area, there's always concern that one accident will bring things to a halt for hours.

Those zones can be difficult for troopers and other officers to work in because of the limited space, so they sometimes take their work to the skies. more

Troopers seize 47 pounds of marijuana and 111 grams of Hash Oil in Wood County traffic stop

Marijuana

Two men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 47 pounds of marijuana and 111 grams of hash oil, worth a combined $235,000 following a traffic stop in Wood County. more

Troopers seize 90 pounds of marijuana in Lorain County traffic stop

marijuana

A Connecticut man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 90 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $450,000 following a traffic stop in Lorain County. more

Patrol reminds drivers to wear safety belts this Thanksgiving holiday

Click it or Ticket

In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers that properly wearing a safety belt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Additionally, remember to follow all traffic laws and not drive impaired. more

 

 

 

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