Helping those struggling with addiction
In 2020, the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force seized over 1,300 grams of Fentanyl. Approximately 1,200 grams had already been seized by the end of March 2021. Allegany County experienced a 108.7% increase in opioid deaths in 2020, compared to 2019 per the Opioid Operational Command Center 2020 Annual report. The 2020 annual report also notes that “the largest regional percent increase in opioid-related fatal overdoses 2020 was observed in Western Maryland.”
Our diversion program will increase the number of first and second time offenders who are engaging in treatment and decrease the number of first and second time offenders who are prosecuted. We are able to help eligible individuals contact treatment providers and programs that will better assist them and their family members struggling with addiction.