Accomplishments by Component
- The return on investment for the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA’s law enforcement activities, calculated as the ratio of the W/B HIDTA’s investigative budget to the wholesale value of drugs, money, and other assets seized from traffickers for every HIDTA dollar spent was $8.80.
- Washington/Baltimore HIDTA-sponsored law enforcement activities removed approximately 6,000 kilograms of drugs from the marketplace in the W/B HIDTA region.
- The wholesale value of drugs seized by Washington/Baltimore HIDTA-sponsored initiatives was $93,006,970.
- The total value of drugs, money, and other assets removed from the marketplace by HIDTA-sponsored initiatives was $116,002,790.
- Washington/Baltimore HIDTA-sponsored law enforcement initiatives apprehended 2,600 fugitives.
- Washington/Baltimore HIDTA-sponsored initiatives disrupted or dismantled 151 drug trafficking/money laundering organizations.
- Hosted a webinar in Summer 2020 to discuss the report, Recommendations for Substance Use Operations during COVID-19
, prepared by the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) COVID-19 Substance Use Task Force. Experts presented a description of the problem along with systems recommendations. A panel of local, state, and national substance use experts gave their perspectives and made suggestions for best utilizing the task force report moving forward.
- The task force document characterizes the problem of reported overdoses in the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA region by presenting data from varying HIDTA counties and describing the problem through four emerging themes: vulnerability, connectivity, accountability, and access to care. It presents recommendations informed by a panel of regional treatment and prevention representatives along with an external review committee.
- Granted $3,378,569 to support initiatives that provide integrated drug treatment services and criminal justice supervision for substance-dependent offenders. Funds were used to address identified gaps in the treatment and recovery systems in W/B HIDTA communities.
- A recent evaluation conducted by the Institute for Behavior & Health found that recidivism rates for all HIDTA-sponsored treatment initiatives have ranged from 28 to 42 percent — about half the national average of 70 percent.
- Invested $769,578 to support prevention activities that are designed to prevent, identify, or mitigate substance use by coordinating community and local government resources to foster protective factors, increase knowledge around illicit substances, and link individuals to appropriate levels of care.
Investigative Support Center
- Analysts provided support to 339 cases
CDPP Funded and supported 31,543 hours of training for law enforcement, analytical, and management resources
- When surveyed six months after they received the training:
- 95 percent of the students responded that the training course improved their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform their jobs
- 83 percent responded that they used the knowledge, skills, and abilities they acquired in the training course