OCEAN CITY, MD – (July 10, 2018): The Ocean City Police Criminal Investigation Division’s Narcotics & Vice Unit recently completed multiple drug enforcement buy-bust operations during the month of June in downtown Ocean City. These undercover operations ultimately led to 31 total arrests, including 18 felonies.
During the course of these operations, 17 individuals were arrested for the distribution of controlled dangerous substance or conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. Undercover officers seized marijuana, cocaine, and prescription pills from these individuals. An additional 11 individuals were arrested for possession of a fake controlled dangerous substance.
The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) would like to thank the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Enforcement Team (CET) for their assistance in the drug enforcement operations. The CET consists of members of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police. Narcotics Unit detectives were also assisted by the OCPD Special Enforcement Unit, Major Crimes Unit and Patrol Division.
Citizens are reminded that undercover officers continue to conduct drug enforcement operations throughout the year to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors. Drug activity often leads to more serious criminal incidents and the OCPD Narcotics Unit is dedicated to the safety of Ocean City residents and visitors.