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Police arrest 49 during Ohio County patrol blitz

By The Associated Press

WHEELING, W.Va. — Law enforcement officers made 49 felony and misdemeanor arrests and issued 82 citations during a patrol blitz in Ohio County.

The Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team and other officers also recovered prescription painkillers, marijuana and psilocybin during the operation. Officers conducted the saturation patrol between May 19 and 23 on highways and secondary roads, and served warrants throughout the area.

Local and state police officials announced the operation’s results Tuesday at a news conference in Wheeling.

Between January and April, the interdiction team made 120 felony and misdemeanor arrests and issued 53 citations. The officers also seized drugs valued at $62,493 and a total of $113,431 in cash.


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