Law Enforcement Grabs Drugs, Guns During Operation Shield

Law Enforcement Grabs Drugs, Guns During Operation Shield (Image 1)

The weather is warming, and the criminal activity is doing the same.

To try and cut that off, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol teamed up for Operation Shield.

It was a full blitz on everything from speeders on highways and in school zones, to drugs and search warrants. The focus for Shield was south of I-70, with special emphasis on the west side.

On just day one of the two day effort, teams took in the following items and made the following impact:

Total vehicle stops:                                  1509

Citations issued:                                        964 (including 198 seatbelt violations)

Warnings issued:                                       541

Felony arrests:                                             84

Misdemeanor arrests:                                 103

Currency seized:                         Over $10,000

Marijuana seized:                           Over 43 lbs.

Heroin seized:                       Over 26,000 units

Methamphetamine seized:                 43 grams

Search warrants executed:                           15

Stolen vehicles recovered:                             5

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