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For Immediate Release: September 30, 2015
Contact: Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

6-State Trooper Project focused on criminal patrol, marijuana enforcement

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on marijuana and criminal patrol enforcement from Thursday, September 24 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. 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.

In total, OSHP made 37 felony drug arrests and 155 misdemeanor marijuana arrests.

“OSHP can play a key role in reducing different types of crime, most of which involve traveling on public roads at some point in time,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “We will continue to join our partners in this region to tackle these issues and make our streets and communities safer.”

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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