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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Dorchester County Receives Additional Federal Aid to Fight Drug Abuse and Trafficking

WASHINGTON, DC: On September 28, the Office of National Drug Control Policy designated Dorchester County, MD as part of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). The HIDTA program provides assistance to Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas that are considered critical drug-trafficking regions in the United States. HIDTA currently funds 752 initiatives across the country, including enforcement, intelligence and information-sharing, and drug prevention and treatment.

Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) issued the following statement following Dorchester County’s designation:

“The heroin and opioid epidemic claims thousands of lives every year in Maryland. Ending this public health crisis is a top priority for me, as I know it is for Governor Hogan and President Trump. Governor Hogan and Maryland’s first responders have made great strides to curb this epidemic, but there’s still work to be done. I applaud the Administration’s inclusion of Dorchester County into the HIDTA program, and I have no doubt that this additional assistance will save lives.”

For more information about the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program, please visit WhiteHouse.Gov

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