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Agencies Join Forces In Operation Hot Spot, Targeting Drug, OVI Offenders

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Investigators told NBC4 that halfway through the operation, they've already made 50 arrests, served search warrants, seized guns, and drugs, including marijuana and heroin. Investigators told NBC4 that halfway through the operation, they've already made 50 arrests, served search warrants, seized guns, and drugs, including marijuana and heroin.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio - Dozens of criminals are off the streets as the Franklin County Sheriff's Office joined forces with local police departments for a major crackdown.

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott announced a joint effort Friday between his office, Mifflin Township Police, and Clinton Township Police -- called Operation Hot Spot.

Operation Hot Spot encompassed two days, and consists of three components; traffic enforcement, drug interdiction, and OVI enforcement.

Investigators told NBC4 that halfway through the operation, they've already made 50 arrests, served search warrants, seized guns, and drugs, including marijuana and heroin.

The Traffic Enforcement component of Operation Hot Spot will focus on making the roadways of Franklin County safer by strict enforcement of traffic laws, with an emphasis on speeding, aggressive driving, pedestrian safety and the removal from the roadway of drivers whose driver’s license is under suspension or those who have no driver’s license.

The drug interdiction component of Operation Hot Spot will focus on targeting locations known (through either citizen complaint or officer awareness) to have high narcotics activity by use of unmarked surveillance vehicles working with marked patrol vehicles and strict enforcement of traffic laws.  

The OVI enforcement component of Operation Hot Spot will focus on reducing the number of alcohol/drug related crashes in the targeted area, by increasing the number of patrols aggressively targeting impaired drivers. Each involved agency will provide patrols specifically targeting impaired drivers.

Operation Hot Spot began on Thursday, May 15, and continues through Friday, May 16.

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