Updated Fri, Jul 12, 2013 8:04 am
Six months into 2013 and The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the number of arrests are already surpassing last year's numbers.
According to a report, troopers have initiated 2,685 felony cases through June this year.
Over 40 percent of those were related to a felony drug charge.
Troopers say they have made 4,728 drug arrests during the first six months of 2013, an increase of 18 percent over the same time frame in 2012.
Troopers say they have seized more prescription pills with stimulants up 101 percent, depressants up 87 percent and hallucinogens up 77 percent when compared to the previous three-year average.