2017 Ohio Highway Patrol had 25% Increase in Drug Arrests
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that its troopers statewide had a 25% increase in drug arrested in 2017 comparted to 2016. RichlandSource.com reports, Richland County had the 12th most felony drug cases handled by the Highway Patrol with 109. Ashland County had 17 cases, Crawford and Knox each had 7 felony drug cases.
A total of $2.3 million grams of marijuana, 76,000 grams of heroin and 32,000 opiate pills were confiscated by Highway Patrol troopers across the Buckeye State in 2017.