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Ohio State Highway Patrol makes a major impact on the roadways

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is making an impact on the roadways and in our communities by taking the time to look for signs of criminal activity.

Troopers made more than 6,000 drug arrests last year and nearly half of those were felony arrests.

"Every day our troopers are out on the road- taking felons out of our communities," said Sgt. James Russell, Assistant Post Commander of the Hamilton Post.

More than 1,400 felony stops were made by trooper in the first four months of this year alone, which is a 17 percent increase compared to the same time period of 2011.

Drivers are encouraged to call #677 to report impaired driving or drug activity.

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