Federal Prosecutors Launch “SOS” Program to Pursue Fentanyl Cases in Baltimore

Overdose - Hand with PillsIn an Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun, U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Robert K. Hurexplains a new initiative his office is launching to ramp of federal enforcement of criminal fentanyl distribution cases in Baltimore:

Under this program, every arrest in Baltimore for fentanyl distribution will be reviewed jointly by the State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore City, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland to determine whether the case will be prosecuted in the state or federal system.

Federal prosecutors will pursue more cases involving fentanyl, bringing federal resources, laws and prison sentences to bear on those dealers who pose the greatest threat to public safety. We’re starting in Baltimore and are eager to expand to other areas hit hard by fentanyl.

Read the full op-ed for more information.

Learn more about what is happening locally and statewide to address the opioid epidemic at the MACo Winter Conference Session, Opioid Roundtable: What’s Working? What’s Not? And What’s Next?

The MACo Winter Conference will be held January 2-4, 2019 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland. This year’s theme is, “Charting the Course.”

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