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Posted in Crime Prevention May 14th, 2009 @ 9:08 am

It’s amazing to see what you can accomplish when you put your resources together. This was the case for the Richland County Fugitive Task Force located in Northern Ohio. Members of the task force included participating local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Marshals. The task force began in January and the results for the last three months were outstanding.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force made 210 arrests, confiscated 24 guns and 1,248 rounds of ammunition. The Force also recovered 7.25 pounds of marijuana, 2.2 ounces of cocaine, 131 Ecstasy pills, 78 doses of black tar heroin and $7,482. With more than 5,000 arrest warrants, the Task Force started with the worst of the worst fugitives, mostly felons, and with the help of tipsters, was able to account for their success.

The whole idea was to affect the criminal activity in Richland County. When fugitives see that the Task Force is aggressively doing their job, they won’t seek refuge here.

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