Early Summer Buy-Bust Sting Nets 52 Arrests In Ocean City

Drug chargesThe Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Criminal Investigation Division Narcotics Unit reported recently that its June buy-bust undercover operation was successful, resulting in numerous arrests and the seizure of drugs and weapons.

Conducted at various locations throughout Ocean City, OCPD detectives made 52 arrests, including arrests for distribution of narcotics, conspiracy to distribute narcotics and other ordinance violations including disorderly conduct.  Various drugs were seized in the sting, including heroin, MDMA (or Molly), cocaine, marijuana and over 100 prescription pills.  The street value was estimated at over $2,600.   $4,500 in currency, 11 concealed deadly weapons and two handguns were also seized.

In the operation, referred to as a buy-bust operation, OCPD undercover narcotics officers conducted the buy-bust by either A) posing as prospective buyers to identify dealers, or B) posing as suppliers and arresting those attempting to buy drugs.  OCPD worked with the Worcester County Sheriffs Office Criminal Enforcement Team, which includes officers from both the Maryland State Police Narcotics Unit and the Worcester County Sheriffs Office.

According to the OCPD, this is a reminder that undercover officers will be conducting numerous drug enforcement initiatives all year round to ensure safety for residents and visitors.

If you have been arrested on drug charges in Maryland, it is essential that you treat these charges seriously and don’t waste another moment.  Contact the experienced Maryland drug crimes defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer now.  We will review the facts and fight for the best possible outcome.  Call or contact us today!

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