A two day effort in Allen County by multiple law
enforcement agencies called "Operation Shield" wraps up and it probably
saved lives according to one law enforcement official.
The Allen County Sheriff's Office, officers from Lima, Delphos, Shawnee Township
and Elida, along with the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the State Highway Patrol conducted the operation on May 7th and 10th. The focus was reducing fatal traffic crashes and
apprehending persons involved in criminal activity. Also involved
was the FBI and their human trafficking task force. They discovered a
juvenile female in Lima, at an unannounced location, who was being held
against her will and will now be returned home to her family.
two days of the operation, 800 traffic stops were made in Allen County. 8 OVI arrests, and 77 people were cited for not wearing their
seat belt. Captain Gary Allen of the Ohio Highway Patrol's Findlay District, which Lima-Allen County is a part of, says this operation
probably saved lives.
There were both felony and misdemeanor arrests.
Drugs and drug money was confiscated, including cocaine, heroin, and
ecstasy. A handgun and counterfeit money, all rounded up in the two day