CUMBERLAND, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies arrested close to two dozen people as part of a collaborative effort to suppress illegal drug and gang activity in Cumberland, Md.

The initiative included dismantling an illicit drug distribution operation and the serving of multiple search warrants.

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Investigators also served multiple arrest warrants and conducted other criminal and traffic enforcement efforts throughout the city of Cumberland and Allegany County.

Throughout the two-day initiative, investigators recovered suspected drugs, including 68 grams of cocaine, 50 grams of heroin, 14 grams of crack cocaine, along with amounts of marijuana and Suboxone.

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Police also seized drug-related cash and two illegal firearms.

Police said they will continue enforcement efforts in Cumberland and Allegany County, and that future multi-agency enforcement initiatives are planned.

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