Ohio patrol seized 663% more cocaine in 2011

Ohio State Patrol drug stats
Ohio State Patrol drug stats

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - Cocaine seizures in the state are up 663-percent, Ohio State Highway Patrol reported this week.

According to a release, highway patrol seizures of Ecstasy were also up 586-percent in 2011.

The patrol says this was due to their increased emphasis on criminal patrol efforts.

Overall increases were seen in every significant category of illegal contraband: prescription pills seizures increased by 46 percent, heroin was up 69 percent and marijuana was up 7 percent.

Follow this link to see the full list of 2011's stats - http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/2011_Recap.pdf