The number of drug seizures in Ohio has tripled within the first six months of 2012.
Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol have seized 27,875 grams of heroin this year. That's a 327 percent increase over the same period last year.
Marijuana seizures by gram are also up 107 percent, with overall drug arrests across the state up 30 percent.
"Our troopers are out on the roadways every day looking beyond the traffic stop -- they are detecting and removing the criminal element from our communities," said Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent. "But we can't do this on our own; the public is encouraged to call #677 to report drug activity."
Officials said the dangerous drugs are being broken down into smaller quantities before making their way into Ohio communities.
Wednesday on 9 News at 6, anchor Clyde Gray looks into the life of a heroin addict. He also has a warning for parents.
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