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Patrol nets 243 arrests across 2 county region

FREMONT — State and local law enforcement agencies conducted a “saturation patrol” last week in Sandusky and Seneca counties to combat the rising drug abuse problem in those counties, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

The patrol Monday said officers made 884 traffic stops and 243 arrests during the two-day blitz Thursday and Friday. Ten impaired drivers were arrested and 11 felony warrants served. Small amounts of suspected drugs, $70,000 worth of counterfeit perfume, $1,800, including $500 of counterfeit money, and a vehicle were seized.

“Successful multiagency enforcement efforts, like the one in Sandusky and Seneca County, illustrate the collective power of removing drugs and wanted felons from our communities,” said Col. Paul Pride, superintendent of the Highway Patrol.

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