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Harford Sheriff: Criminal Crackdown on Area Highways Nets 24 Arrests

Officers saturated US Route 40, Interstate 95 and US Route 1.

Harford deputies recently participated in a multi-jurisdictional operation to crack down on illicit activities along interstate roads.

The detail took place on US Route 40, US Route 1 and Interstate 95, roads frequented by drug traffickers and other suspected criminals, according to a statement from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Officers from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Aberdeen Police Department, Havre de Grace Police Department, Elkton Police Department and Perryville Police Department participated in the effort, the statement said.

In an eight-hour detail on May 1, police said officers reported the following results:
  • 179 traffic stops, resulting in 52 citations and 130 warnings
  • 24 arrests, many on outstanding warrants
  • 20 bags of heroin found in two separate seizures
  • 33.7 grams of crack, or 150 rocks
  • Marijuana and suboxone were also seized
The purpose of the detail, supported by funding from the Governor’s Office of 
Crime, Control, and Prevention—was to identify criminal activity, arrest perpetrators and seize drugs, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Al May 16, 2014 at 07:38 AM
ummm, great but isn't that what our local police officials should be doing anyhow? Everyone knows what a crap hole highway 40 is, this should be routine, that is how you change the criminal elements behavior. Criminals are like kids, when there is no presence they do bad things. Great job I guess.
John May 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM
I agree completely. Now, convict them and have them do the time. Hold them accountable. Today and every day. Keep up the good work. A tremendous effort!
Carol Wood May 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM
What happens when the state says it's okay to have under 10 grams of marijuana and you get pulled over with a gram or 2? If the state (Governor) signed it into law, why bust/arrest someone with less than the State says?? Great to get all drugs off streets! But people use "Medical Marijuana" who should not got to jail!
rob hanks May 16, 2014 at 11:59 AM
next they'll have mrats at sobriety check points, asking you if you are a Christian...
matt istired May 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM
This is ridiculous...if their purpose was to get drugs off the street, this exercise was a complete failure...

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