ISP collaborates with local police for week-long 'saturation patrol,' leads to 70 arrests

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FULTON COUNTY, Ind. -- The Indiana State Police (ISP) reports from June 14 to 20, they, in collaboration with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Police Department, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Wabash County Sheriff’s Office, and Kokomo Police Department, conducted a saturated patrol, which they say was successful.

Authorities say this effort was aimed at enforcing traffic laws, stemming the flow of illegal narcotics into Indiana, and targeting aggressive, distracted, and impaired drivers.

Police released the following results of the coordinated patrol:

  • 70 criminal arrests on 136 primarily drug-related charges
  • 19 felony charges
  • 105 misdemeanor charges
  • 124 traffic citations issued
  • 322 written warnings
  • 12 arrests for driving while impaired
  • 2 crashes worked
  • 12 calls for service

Officers confiscated various illegal substances, including cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, edible marijuana products, MDMA, THC oil, ketamine, prescription medications, and drug paraphernalia.

ISP reminds all drivers to follow traffic laws for the safety of everyone on Indiana roadways.

Authorities add with summer being a peak travel season, the increased number of motorists requires heightened vigilance, and this saturation patrol serves as a warning that law enforcement will utilize all resources at their disposal to apprehend individuals who transport illegal drugs or drive impaired.

ISP states they're committed to traffic safety and will continue saturation patrols.

Police also remind the public to designate a sober driver or use ride-sharing companies.

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