Ohio police conducted a large-scale operation called “Operation Unity” in Columbus last week, resulting in the seizure of over 100 grams of illegal drugs. The operation, which took place on Thursday, involved multiple agencies and targeted specific neighborhoods in Zone 6 of Columbus, including North and South Linden, Mt. Vernon, Milo-Grogan, Eastgate, and King-Lincoln Bronzeville. The main goal was to focus on violent offenders and individuals in possession of illegal narcotics.
The Columbus Division of Police announced the success of the operation in a press release on Monday. As a result of the operation, 25 felony arrests were made, along with the serving of 22 arrest warrants and 10 search warrants. Additionally, authorities made 188 traffic stops during the operation. Out of these stops, 151 resulted in traffic citations, 18 drivers were found to be without a license, and 13 others were arrested for driving under the influence.
Not only did police make numerous arrests, but they also seized a significant amount of illegal substances. A total of 45.7 grams of fentanyl, 30 grams of marijuana, 18.6 grams of cocaine, and 14 grams of methamphetamine were confiscated. Furthermore, the police managed to recover 6 stolen vehicles and confiscated a total of 24 illegal firearms.
The Columbus Division of Police emphasized that “Operation Unity” was a direct response to the rise in violent crime and community concerns. They acknowledged that violent crime has long burdened the Columbus neighborhoods and stated that this operation aimed to make the city safer for everyone. The commitment and hard work of the officers involved in the operation were recognized and celebrated.
Authorities are actively investigating the incident, but no further details have been released. The success of “Operation Unity” demonstrates the dedication of the Columbus Division of Police in combatting violent crime and illegal drug activity in the city.