(Columbus) -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project coordinated to remove drugs and illegal weapons from communities. This initiative began on Thursday, March 11 at 12:01 a.m. and ended on Saturday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m.
The high-visibility enforcement included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, West Virginia State Police and OSHP.
During the 6-State project, OSHP made 21 illegal weapon arrests and 246 drug arrests. In all, the five participating agencies made 539 drug arrests and 78 for illegal weapons.
“By stopping drugs and illegal weapons from being on our roadways we are making an impact in our communities,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. “The partnerships with our neighboring states help make the roads safer for everyone to travel into and out of Ohio.”
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.
A PDF shows a complete breakdown of activity.