Cops: Bust of 19 Drug Dealers reported – druggies might want to pack extra snorts and smack for their trip to beach due to depleted numbers of dealers
OCEAN CITY, MD – (July 18, 2016): The Ocean City Police reports that its Criminal Investigation Division’s Narcotics Unit and Special Enforcement Unit recently completed multiple drug enforcement buy-bust operations during the month of June at various locations throughout Ocean City. These undercover operations ultimately led to 52 total arrests, including 19 arrests for distribution of narcotics, 18 for conspiracy to distribute narcotics and 15 arrests for disorderly conduct and other local ordinance violations.
During the undercover operations, detectives seized numerous drugs including heroin, MDMA, cocaine, marijuana and over 150 prescription pills, all worth a street value of $2,655. Detectives also seized two handguns, 11 concealed deadly weapons (knives, metal knuckles, stun guns), three vehicles and over $4,550 in U.S. currency.
The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) would like to thank the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Enforcement Team (CET) for their assistance in the drug enforcement operations.
The CET consists of members of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police. Narcotics Unit detectives were also assisted by the OCPD Special Enforcement Unit, Major Crimes Unit and Patrol Division.
Citizens are reminded that undercover officers continue to conduct drug enforcement operations throughout the year to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors.
Drug activity often leads to more serious criminal incidents and the OCPD Narcotics Unit is dedicated to the safety of Ocean City residents and visitors.