Operation Shield Ohio nets drugs, guns and stolen vehicle
Tina Kaufmann, newsnet5.com
7:22 PM, Apr 2, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol's initiative Operation Shield Ohio takes guns, drugs and a stolen vehicle off the streets.
Operation Shield Ohio ran from March 18-21 and netted 49 drug cases, including 17 felony cases. Troopers seized nearly 10 pounds of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine, 50 grams of heroin and 764 illegal prescription pills. They also seized three guns and recovered a stolen vehicle.
"Successful enforcement efforts, like the most recent Operation Shield, illustrate the collective power of removing drugs and wanted felons from our communities," said Col. John Born, patrol superintendent. "Ohio is in the midst of a drug abuse epidemic and it is important that we work together to solve this problem."
During one traffic stop on March 19 in Lorain County, two men from Michigan were found with 724 Oxycodone pills worth $22,000. Both the driver and passenger were jailed in Lorain County, charged with aggravated drug trafficking and more.