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Law Enforcement Officers Arrest 25 for Narcotics Violations

August 20th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

During a joint narcotics interdiction initiative that took place on Friday, law enforcement officials in Allegany County arrested 25 people for numerous narcotics violations.  Police officers conducted vehicle stops in the eastern part of the County along Interstate 68 and adjoining roadways which led to the arrests.  Participating in the operation were undercover operatives from the C3I Narcotics Task Force, State Troopers from the Cumberland barrack and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, deputies from the Allegany County Sheriff’s department and a representative from the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s office.  Personnel from the Maryland State Highway Administration in LaVale also provided support for the operation.  A total of 25 individuals were arrested for various CDS violations.  A large quantity of marijuana was seized along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Lt. H.B. Martz, Commander of the MSP Cumberland barrack stated, “This is just one of many narcotics interdiction operations that are being planned in the upcoming months.”  “The Maryland State Police, along with every other law enforcement agency in Allegany County, are committed to combating drug trafficking and distribution.”  “We will take every opportunity to enforce the laws regarding the transportation, distribution and use of illegal drugs to the extent possible.”  “If you plan to engage in these kinds of activities here, then you should plan to get caught.”

Citizens are reminded they can report illegal drug activity taking place in their communities by contacting the Cumberland barrack at 301-729-2101.  Anonymous tips can be reported by calling the Allegany / Mineral Counties Crimesolvers Hotline at 301-722-4300. 

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