On Tuesday, June 25 through Thursday, June 27, the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with additional Officers/Deputies & Agents from the Tiffin Police Department, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Fostoria Police Department and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office/Bureau of Criminal Investigation-Narcotics Division participated in a state-wide criminal patrol initiative called Operation Blue Light – 2019.

The Carey Police Department’s & Upper Sandusky Police Department’s K-9 Units were also utilized to assist in the three day initiative.

The state wide operation consisted of a coordinated saturation of identified drug corridors leading into and through the State of Ohio in conjunction with local drug task forces, in an effort to reduce traffic crashes and deter criminal activity.

The focus of this operation was to conduct high volume traffic stops in marked patrol cars on identified drug corridors. Drug task force officers would conduct enforcement, in conjunction with marked patrol units, at known drug locations (drug houses, truck stops, hotel/motel, etc.).

According to the Seneca County Drug Task Force, a total of 62 (sixty-two) traffic stops were conducted during the 3 (three) day interdiction initiative resulting in 21 (twenty-one) traffic citations & 41 (forty-one) traffic warnings. 9 (nine) Misdemeanor drug investigations & 2 (two) Felony drug investigations were conducted during the initiative, as well.

There were 3 (three) Felony arrest warrants and 1 (one) Misdemeanor arrest warrant executed. The initiative also resulted in the seizure of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, RX pills & drug paraphernalia.

Identities were not released at the time of the press release from authorities.

Originally published on TiffinOhio.net on July 1, 2019.