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Massive Eastern Shore drug operation dismantled

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Enough dangerous drugs to kill entire Shore population

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A combined law enforcement investigation has led to the indictment of nine people alleged to be part of a massive drug trafficking organization.

The investigation, initiated by the Caroline County, MD Drug Task Force, looked into information concerning the operation of a drug trafficking organization believed to be distributing large amounts of cocaine, opioids, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines in Caroline and Dorchester counties as well as parts of Delaware. 

At a press conference, it was disclosed that the organization had plans to sell the drugs in a wide area of the Mid-Atlantic, with enough heroin/fentanyl on hand kill everyone on the Eastern Shore, WBAL-TV reported.

With the issuance of search warrants, police recovered over 18 kilograms of cocaine, 2.7 kilograms of heroin/fentanyl, 5.9 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 170 pounds of marijuana, and 34 firearms along with money believed to be connected to the drug operation.

Multiple law enforcement agencies provided assistance with the investigation.

No Delaware residents have been arrested in the investigation, which is ongoing.