In a joint press conference, Anne Arundel County Police Chief Amal Awad praised the work of her police department for their long-term efforts on an investigation that lead to the largest drug and firearms seizure in Anne Arundel County history. Chief Awad made this announcement flanked by County Executive Steuart Pittman, Attorney General Anthony Brown, representatives of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as well as elected officials.
Attorney General Brown reiterated that these seizures were not stumbled upon by chance but were located and recovered as a direct result of the investigative collaboration between the Anne Arundel Police, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), and the federal DEA. County Executive Pittman thanked specifically the officers on the beat who spent tiresome hours collecting evidence and working with detectives as they built a case that has removed ten dealers from the streets. WBAL TV notes the investigation followed these ten individuals across multiple and separate conspiracies, making effective collaboration across departments an absolute necessity to this outcome.