More than 200 people were arrested last week following a multi-agency enforcement effort that targeted high crime, OVI and traffic problem areas throughout Sandusky and Seneca counties.
According to a release from the State Highway Patrol, the enforcement saturation patrol netted 539 traffic stops and 210 arrests. Officers initiated 25 cases, including 13 felony cases, and arrested 13 impaired drivers.
The Sandusky County Sheriff's Office, the Seneca County Drug Task Force METRICH Enforcement Unit and local investigators also served 20 high-profile felony warrants and five wanted felons were arrested during traffic stops.
METRICH Unit Coordinator Chuck Boyer said 12 of the warrants were served in Seneca County Thursday. The warrants had stemmed from a year of drug-related investigations involving crack cocaine, cocaine and prescription pills.
Boyer said Monday night some felons still remained at large.
According to the release, seized illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia during the two-day detail included five illegal oxycodone prescription pills, two illegal Xanax prescription pills, 593 grams of marijuana, 30.5 grams of crack cocaine, 1.5 grams of cocaine, two guns, $6,849 in drug money and one vehicle.
"Successful multi-agency enforcement efforts, like the one in Sandusky and Seneca counties, illustrate the collective power of removing drugs and wanted felons from our communities," said Col. John Born, patrol superintendent, in the release.
"It was a collaboration of every agency and that made it successful," he said.
A list of those arrested in Seneca County was not available Monday night.