Oshp takes part in 6-State Trooper Project


COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on criminal patrol and marijuana interdiction and eradication. During the project, a total of 36,720 grams of marijuana was seized and 37 felony marijuana arrests were made. In Ohio, 1,530 grams of marijuana was seized and two felony marijuana arrests were made.

The project ran from 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 15 through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 18. The high-visibility campaign included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

During the enforcement period, a total of 151 felony drug arrests took place in the six states, 43 in 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 information sharing.

A complete breakdown of the project can be found by logging onto https://statepatrol.ohio.gov/static/links/2022_6StateTrooperCombinedResults_Marijuana.pdf.