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Reducing Drug Related Crimes & Violence

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Treatment Initiatives

Providing integrated drug treatment services and criminal justice supervision

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Prevention Initiatives

Saving Lives and Strengthening Communities

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Investigative Support Center

Analytical support for developing leads and evidentiary products for successful prosecution

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Our Mission

To reduce drug trafficking and misuse by improving interagency collaboration, promoting accurate and timely information and intelligence sharing, and providing specialized training and other resources to its law enforcement, intelligence, treatment, and prevention initiatives.

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ONDCP Director Dr. Rahul Gupta Visits W/B HIDTA to Learn More about A Division for Advancing Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)

This week, the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA (W/B HIDTA) hosted a briefing for Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Dr. Rahul Gupta on its “A Division for Advancing Prevention and Treatment,” known as ADAPT. ADAPT is facilitating public safety/public health partnerships both nationally and in the W/B HIDTA region. Dr. Gupta, National HIDTA Program Deputy... Read More

Recent News

ONDCP Director Dr. Rahul Gupta and U.S. Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersburger Attend W/B HIDTA Innovations Briefing in Baltimore

Earlier this week, Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) leadership participated in a… Read More

ONDCP Director Dr. Rahul Gupta to Visit Baltimore and Meet with Leaders on the Front Lines of the Overdose EpidemicPreventing and Addressing Overdoses

  Dr. Rahul Gupta will be Baltimore on Monday, January 23rd to meet with leaders… Read More

W/B HIDTA-Funded Initiative Participates in Investigation Yielding Arrests Eight Members of Alleged Drug Trafficking Organization for Selling Fentanyl, Cocaine, Heroin, and PCP

Last week, eight individuals were charged with conspiracy in the District of Columbia after a… Read More

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Covering 26 Counties and 11 Cities

In 1994, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) designated 13 jurisdictions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia as a HIDTA region. Since then, the Washington/Baltimore (W/B) HIDTA’s boundaries have expanded to include 26 counties and 11 cities in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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