W/B HIDTA-Supported, Multi-Agency Drug Investigation Yields the Largest Quantities of Fentanyl and Crystal Methamphetamine Seized in the Frederick/Washington County Area

A multi-agency drug investigation in the Frederick/Washington, Md area resulted in the seizure of 1,152 fentanyl pills (to be sold in communities as counterfeit oxycodone), 1.1 pounds of fentanyl, 2.3 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 3.8 pounds of cocaine, approximately ½ pound of crack cocaine, 569 oxycodone pills, 16 pounds of marijuana, two 9 mm handguns, and almost $9,000 in U.S. currency.

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins reported, “The quantities of fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine seized, believed to have come from Mexico, were by far the largest quantities seized in the local Frederick/Washington County region.”

The effort also resulted in the arrest of five suspects, ranging in age from 60 to 20, all of whom were taken to the Washington County Adult Detention Center.

Participating organizations included the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, Hagerstown Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office, and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.