Law Enforcement Initiatives

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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Cultivating Prevention

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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.

News & Updates


W/B HIDTA Studies the Business of Drug Trafficking with its Groundbreaking “Narconomics” Project, Funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy

This year, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) awarded the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) program $390,660 to study “narconomics” to continue the fight to save lives from overdoses. Borrowing from the fields of economics, business management, and administration, this research will analyze the dynamics and inner workings of drug... Read More

Recent News

Drug and Money Laundering Initiative’s Work Helps to Dismantle Transnational Criminal Organization Operating Across the United States

Operation Fenthion is a stellar example of dedication, resourcefulness, and teamwork—progressing from a narcotics traffic… Read More

Dr. Rahul Gupta Confirmed as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Rahul Gupta as Director of the Office of National… Read More

2021 HIDTA Prevention Summit Reaches Over 1,500 Registrants with Prevention Science and Strategies—All Presentations, Slides, and Resources Now Online

On October 7th, the 2021 HIDTA Prevention Summit, organized by the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA’s A Division… Read More

Who We Are


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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