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Traffic stops bring drug arrests In Campbell

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CAMPBELL, Ohio - Campbell police are cracking down on drugs with a dozen arrests in the city.

The suspects appearing in court were arrested as part of a pro-active enforcement effort by the Campbell Special Investigations Unit.

"We ran an interdiction type of thing where we stopped every car that moves for any traffic violation that we see," said Campbell Detective John Rusnak.

In several cases, searches were made and suspected drug evidence was confiscated. Most of the charges involved possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, but there were also three charges of trafficking in drugs.

Rusnak says the pro-active approach is a team effort with some officers giving up their time-off.

"Officers volunteering their time, there was some overtime and comp-time, and just a good combination of officers who feel that they want to keep the streets safe," Rusnak said.

Those arraigned in court ranged in age from 19 to 54. The judge set bonds and dates for future court appearances.

Detective Rusnak says the department's aggressive enforcement is aimed at sending message. "We want to let everybody know that if you live here you're safe, if you come here to do crime you better watch out."

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