The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted a statewide enforcement initiative, known as Operation Shield Ohio, from Feb. 11 to 15, in an ongoing effort to remove the criminal element from Ohio’s roadways.
This successful enforcement initiative resulted in 98 drug cases, including 42 felony cases. Troopers seized more than 39 pounds of cocaine, more than 17 pound of marijuana, 124 grams of heroin, 83 grams of crack cocaine, 1 gram of methamphetamine, and 3,643 illegal prescription pills. They also seized two guns and recovered two stolen vehicles.
“Successful enforcement efforts, like the most recent Operation Shield, illustrate the collective power of removing drugs and wanted felons from our communities,” said Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent. “Ohio is in the midst of a drug abuse epidemic and it is important that we work together to solve this problem.”