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November 13, 2019

As Western Maryland battles the opioid crisis, meth is surging

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The number of meth cases, particularly of one-pot meth labs in Western Maryland, has been experiencing a recent surge. DEA agents and partner agencies in Western Maryland are seeing a resurgence of one-pot meth labs in the area -- noting more incidents of meth labs in the area this year than the last 5 years combined.

November 6, 2019

Possible meth lab found in Hagerstown Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2019, the Hagerstown Police Department and the Washington County Narcotics Task Force were alerted to the presence of suspected methamphetamine production in the 400 block of Guilford Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 

October 21, 2019

Baltimore man found with enough fentanyl to kill 37,500 people in illegal taxi pleads guilty

BALTIMORE – Devron Lasha Young, Jr., 22, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute approximately 75 grams of fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl—enough to kill 37,500 people. Young was charged in federal court as part of a federal-state initiative announced in December 2018 to combat the fentanyl crisis in Maryland.

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