Federal agents made 18 arrests in Jessup, Maryland after they caught a group of men trafficking large bales of marijuana onto a loading dock last December. One of those arrested in the case is a police officer in Montclair, New Jersey and had been using his status as a cop to support a long running operation that stretched through New Jersey, Maryland, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The officer was involved in pushing thousands of kilograms of marijuana as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. The investigation went on for months and finally exploded when the first arrests were made in January by the Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Attorney’s Office. The police officer from Montclair was arrested this past March and immediately suspended from the force.
Law enforcement authorities and federal organizations have been cracking down on drug trafficking and other drug related crimes throughout the tri state area, including Philadelphia and New Jersey. It is startling to learn about those who pledge to protect and serve our communities who abuse the system and their authority to become involved in drug related activity. There is a trickle down effect related to drugs and it affects more people than those who are directly involved, whether by violence, relationship breakdowns, family problems or otherwise. If you witness drug related activities by any individual you should report the instance to the appropriate authorities to help keep drugs off the street.
Retreat at Lancaster County provides top quality substance abuse treatment and is dedicated to the full cycle of drug and alcohol addiction recovery, including relapse prevention. If you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol problem, it’s important to reach out for professional help as soon as possible. What is perceived as a minor problem could quickly spiral out of control.
To begin your drug or alcohol addiction rehab treatment and recovery at Retreat now, please call us for more information or immediate travel arrangements to our Lancaster, PA location or from surrounding areas in DE, MD, DC, NJ, NY, and other parts of Pennsylvania including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.