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WARREN – More than 100 officers from agencies across Ohio traveled to Trumbull County over the weekend to focus on drug interdiction, removing impaired drivers and enforcing traffic laws.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with the Warren Police Department, Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office, Trumbull County Adult Probation, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Drug Enforcement Agency, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, United States Marshals and the Ohio Investigative Unit for the two-day enforcement initiative.

“The cooperation between agencies in this program shows the level of commitment we all have to making the roadways safer within our communities,” said Lt. Brian Holt, Warren Post Commander. “Multi-agency cooperation enhances enforcement efforts and solidifies our relationship with all Trumbull County Law Enforcement Agencies.”

The two-day initiative targeted specific areas in and around the City of Warren related to the use of drugs and alcohol, motor vehicle offenses, weapons violations and general criminal activity. The intent of the program was to have a positive impact on traffic and community safety.

The Ohio Adult Parole Authority conducted 30 home visits with assistance from the OSHP’s Special Response Team (SRT). In total, three arrests were made for various parole violations, along with one gun seizure and one drug seizure.

The United States Marshals Service, along with OSHP SRT, successfully served 12 warrants and subsequently arrested 12 individuals.

The Ohio Investigative Unit made nine arrests for violations including drug possession, food stamp fraud, illegal alcohol sales, and after hours consumption and delivery of beer.

OSHP made 40 seizures of illegal/dangerous narcotics throughout the weekend which included crack/cocaine, heroin, marijuana and pills. There were also five illegal weapons arrests.

Holt said reports are still being reviewed and additional arrest numbers will be provided later.

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