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Governor Hogan Announces $6 Million in Grants to Address Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan today announced $6 million in new awards to support the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network and heroin coordinators. “The work of our heroin coordinators and the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network are an integral part of our comprehensive strategy to collaborate across jurisdictions to dismantle criminal organizations, remain ahead of potential threats, refer individuals struggling with addiction to treatment, and to keep our state and citizens safe,” said Governor Hogan. “This funding will support a statewide effort to address the heroin and opioid public health crisis in an integrated investigative manner, and to stop criminal organizations from bringing illegal guns and drugs into our communities.” In 2017, the governor announced the creation of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN), a criminal justice strategy coordinated at the local, state, and federal levels to target gangs, drug, firearms, and human trafficking. There are currently 14 MCIN Coalitions: Allegany County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Dorchester County, Frederick County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Washington County, and Wicomico County. More than $12.5 million has been awarded through the MCIN program. Operations have resulted in various successes including: 1,176 criminal organizations disrupted or dismantled […]

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