Grants To Fund Maryland Prison Intelligence Community, Heroin Coordinators Throughout 21 Jurisdictions
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan immediately introduced $6 million in new awards to help the Maryland Prison Intelligence Community and heroin coordinators.
“The work of our heroin coordinators and the Maryland Prison Intelligence Community are an integral a part of our complete technique to collaborate throughout jurisdictions to dismantle legal organizations, stay forward of potential threats, refer people battling dependancy to remedy, and to maintain our state and residents secure,” mentioned Governor Hogan. “This funding will help a statewide effort to deal with the heroin and opioid public well being disaster in an built-in investigative method, and to cease legal organizations from bringing unlawful weapons and medicines into our communities.”
In 2017, the governor announced the creation of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN), a legal justice technique coordinated on the native, state, and federal ranges to focus on gangs, drug, firearms, and human trafficking. There are at the moment 14 MCIN Coalitions: Allegany, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore Metropolis, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Dorchester County, Frederick County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Washington County, and Wicomico County.
Greater than $12.5 million has been awarded by the MCIN program. Operations have resulted in varied successes together with:
- 1,176 legal organizations disrupted or dismantled
- 509 kgs unlawful medicine seized
- 975 firearms seized
- 127 human trafficking victims rescued
- Greater than $17.5 million in seized medicine and belongings
The state’s Heroin Coordinator Program is a multi-agency partnership with the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and the Opioid Operational Command Center to mix regulation enforcement and investigative methods to battle the heroin epidemic by monitoring drug investigations, seizures, and arrests; linking overdose victims to drug trafficking organizations working throughout the state and throughout the state line; and referring people battling dependancy to public well being assets.
Greater than $4 million has been awarded by the Heroin Coordinator Program. Important achievements have been made doable by these grants together with:
- 81 drug trafficking organizations recognized
- Greater than 10,000 remedy referrals
Right this moment’s awards embrace $4,908,696 for the 14 MCIN coalitions throughout the state and $1,362,537 for heroin coordinators statewide for a mixed complete of $6,271,233. The breakdown of award distributions might be discovered under:
|MCIN Award||Heroin Coordinator Award|
|Anne Arundel County||$500,045||$78,370|
|Prince George’s County||$507,488|
|St. Mary’s County||$57,912|
*5 heroin coordinator positions by HIDTA/UB