The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted “All Out Days” Nov. 8-10, sending all officers from all ranks out to patrol the roads to remove the criminal element.
The initiative also aimed to reduce fatal and injury crashes.
During that time, troopers made 119 drug arrests and 33 felony arrests, apprehended 67 wanted individuals and initiated 82 criminal cases. In addition, they arrested 281 impaired drivers.
During one traffic stop in Ashtabula County on Nov. 9, troopers seized 36 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, worth an estimated $230,000. The driver, David Elliot, 63, of Lake Oswego, OR, was incarcerated in the Ashtabula County Jail and charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana, both third-degree felonies.
Less than an hour later, troopers in Wood County seized 1,430 Oxycodone pills, 182 Alprazolam pills and 60 Levetiracetampills, worth an estimated $31,000 following a traffic stop. The driver, Eddie Lamar Marshall, 41, of Fraser, MI, was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail and charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs, both second-degree felonies.
Col. John Born, patrol superintendent, said in a news release that the agency has renewed its emphasis on taking criminals off the roadways.
“The results have been overwhelming – troopers are removing more drugs and criminals than ever before," Born said. "These arrests will have a direct impact on Ohio communities.”
The public is encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers and drug activity.