As announced by Attorney General Brian Frosh, Maryland has joined a multistate task force that will organize and mobilize the resources of top law-enforcement officers across Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to combat growing heroin distribution and abuse in the region. As reported in The Washington Post:
The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force started in October and is led by the attorneys general of New York and Pennsylvania. The group now includes prosecutors from those states, plus New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maine.
Frosh noted that because the heroin trade is happening across state lines the task force will allow prosecutors and law enforcement officials to pool their resources and coordinate investigations of drug rings. They can then share information about the subjects they are targeting, phone numbers, addresses, distribution routes and the locations of suspected stash houses.
“The flow of heroin is not confined to one state, and the fight against this scourge must not be limited to one state,” Frosh said in a statement Thursday.
For more information read the full article in The Washington Post.