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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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Saving Lives and Strengthening Communities

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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


Allegany designated as high drug trafficking area

Allegany County has been approved by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Drug Enforcement to become part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program, U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) said Friday.

Recent News

Landing Safely with Support from the Fairfax County Striving to Achieve Recovery (STAR) Program

W/B-HIDTA funded treatment provides peer counseling and medication-assisted treatment for incarcerated individuals with substance use… Read More

Overdose Response Strategy Cornerstone Report Recommends Methods for Reducing Drug Overdoses in Jails

Four strategies for reducing overdose, recidivism, and improving jail staff morale examined in-depth The Overdose… Read More

The University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Prevention’s Innovative Research and Programs Featured on Baltimore’s FOX45 Morning News

Dean Roger Hartley and Executive Director Tom Carr share information on the Center’s current substance… 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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