Ohio’s highway patrol is seizing heroin at a skyrocketing rate, and marijuana at double the rate of last year.

A spokesman for the department said the amount of heroin seized is up 300%.

The amount of marijuana is up 100%.

According to whiotv.com, Troopers seized 27,875 grams of heroin in the first six months of this year, a 327 percent increase from the same period in 2011.

The report, released online Tuesday, also indicated a 107 percent increase in the number of grams seized during the same time period.

You can read more on whiotv’s website.

This serves as a reminder that these drugs are infiltrating our community.