Efforts by troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have resulted in an increase in drug arrests.


According to a release from Findlay Post Commander Lt. Matt Crow, troopers are trained to look beyond the initial traffic stop for possible indicators of criminal activity.


In 2017, the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated a wide range of felony offenses and saw an increase in total drug arrests from 2016.


Troopers made 16,653 total drug arrests, representing a 25 percent increase compared to 2016.


Large drug seizures from 2017 included more than 29 pounds of meth, more than 35 pounds of heroin and 8,500 ecstasy pills.


Motorists are reminded that public involvement is critical to highway safety. Call #677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.