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FHP inspections result in the seizure of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drugs

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 09:29:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WWSB) -- The Florida Highway Patrol conducted a week-long Commercial Motor Vehicle Drug Interdiction Assistance Program (DIAP) with assistance from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.

The program trains law enforcement on how to detect and apprehend transporters and/or users of illicit contraband engaged in commercial vehicle operations on Florida’s roadways.

The program concluded with “Operation Ground Up,” an enforcement detail in the Fort Myers region, which resulted in multiple drug arrests and seizures.

Throughout the operation, FHP and participating law enforcement officers made 327 traffic stops, issued 100 citations and conducted 100 commercial vehicle inspections. It also resulted in the seizure of 6.8 grams of crack cocaine, 7.2 grams of heroin, 73 grams of bath salts, 422 grams of marijuana, 13 doses of OxyContin, seven doses of Adderall and one dose of Clonazepam.