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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Cultivating Prevention

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Washington / Baltimore HIDTA

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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


Brooke’s House Provides Care and Community for Women with Substance Use Disorders

W/B HIDTA grantee provides counseling, career training, and more to residents in Washington County, MD... Read More

Recent News

New Version of ODMAP Released Today—Offers Enhanced User Experience and Analytical Tools

Earlier today, the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) Program released a new… Read More

CDC Reports Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) indicate… Read More

Dr. Lora Peppard: Achieving Innovation and Success with W/B HIDTA Treatment and Prevention Programs

As part of our new “HIDTA Highlights” blog series, we sat down with Dr. Lora… 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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