Press release - Greater Warren County Drug Task Force
The Warren County Drug Task Force is pleased to announce the formal collaboration with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in a combined effort to intercept illegal drugs and related U.S. Currency on our highways.
Recently a joint agreement was signed by Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims and Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Born, assigning them to the drug task force for the purposes of highway interdiction. A sergeant and two troopers, both with narcotic canines, will be working with Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Lewis and his two canines, as they patrol the Interstates and state highways in the county.
A significant portion of the illegal drugs that make their way from the Southwest border states are transported by motor vehicle on our Interstates and state highways. This is a concentrated effort by both agencies to maximize their efforts in this crucial drug fighting effort.
A press conference will take place on Thursday, May 24th, at 10 AM, in the rear parking lot of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, 550 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio. Narcotic canines and their handlers will be present from both agencies, along with a short introduction of this new program.
Commander John J. Burke