Multi-jurisdictional Interdiction Detail a Success
[May 15, 2014, Bel Air, MD] - On May 1, 2014, members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Cecil County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police, Aberdeen Police Department, Havre de Grace Police Department, Elkton Police Department, and Perryville Police Department participated in an 8 hour detail along Rt. 40, Rt. 1, and I 95 aimed at identifying criminal activity, arresting perpetrators, and seizing drugs.
The targeted interstate roads are often used as routes for drug traffickers and other such criminal suspects to use as they move quickly through the area conducting criminal activity. Interdiction efforts such as these, not only result in arrests for narcotics but for other crimes as well to include burglaries, thefts, traffic related offenses and persons wanted on outstanding warrants.
In total, between all involved agencies, 24 arrests were made (many on outstanding warrants), 179 traffic stops were conducted resulting in the issuance of 52 citations and 130 warnings. Several drug seizures including, 2 heroin seizures with a total 20 bags and 1 crack seizure of 33.7 grams (approx. 150 rocks) were made. Additional narcotics, (marijuana, crack, heroin, and suboxone) were also seized.
This initiative was supported in part, by Safe Streets funding from the Governor's Office of Crime, Control, and Prevention. In Harford County, the "Harford County Safe Streets Initiative" (HCSSI) addresses incidents of violent crime in Harford County and within the local municipalities. The initiative utilizes law enforcement strategies, which use timely and accurate intelligence, coalition participation, community commitment, targeted enforcement and patrols, modern technology, and solid offender prosecutions.