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For Immediate Release: October 2, 2014
Contact: Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

6-State Trooper Project emphasized Criminal Patrol, marijuana enforcement

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol issued 90 misdemeanor citations for possession of marijuana and made 26 felony drug arrests during the latest 6-State Trooper Project. The initiative took place from Thursday, September 25 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, September 28 at 11:59 p.m.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on marijuana and Criminal Patrol enforcement. This high-visibility enforcement effort included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.

“The Patrol will continue to remove illegal substances and felons from our roadways in order to make communities safer,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

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