Ohio troopers increase drug seizures again in 2012

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is racking up another record year for drug seizures.
Associated Press
Dec 1, 2012


Troopers on Thursday confiscated 743 pounds of marijuana after stopping a pickup truck for an improper lane change on Interstate 70 in western Ohio. Troopers say they saw indicators of criminal activity, and a police dog alerted them to the presence of drugs. An Arizona man was jailed in Preble County.

The 743 pounds is the second-largest marijuana seizure this year by troopers. Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston says troopers have increased emphasis on drug interdiction and watching for signs of such crime.

Marijuana seizures by the patrol are up 151 percent over last year, and heroin is up 295 percent.

And last year was a record year for the patrol on drug seizures.




War on drugs is going well.


I guess they could send the troopers from Colorado and Washington out here, they aren't using them anymore. LOL Oh, wait, they are citing people for driving too slow. LOL

2cents's picture

I'm good with it. I run the Ohio Turnpike daily and if they let me run at a good clip, safe of course. I will be the first to dial *990 and tip them off if I see something unusual going on.

Don S

The drug find is good, but how many innocent people are getting pulled over for doing nothing wrong ???? I bet alot more, to have such a rise in drug busts !!!!!