ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced over $6 million in grants to support the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN) and heroin coordinators Monday.

The MCIN is a criminal justice strategy made up of local, state and federal law enforcement coalitions. It was formed in 2017 to target gangs, drugs, firearms and human trafficking, the Governor’s Office said.

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The Heroin Coordinator Program is a multi-agency partnership made to battle the heroin epidemic. The partnership works to link overdose victims to drug trafficking organizations and provide resources to those struggling with addiction.

The awards incliude  include $4,908,696 for the 14 MCIN coalitions and $1,362,537 for heroin coordinators for a combined total of $6,271,233.

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“The work of our heroin coordinators and the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network are an integral part of our comprehensive strategy to collaborate across jurisdictions to dismantle criminal organizations, remain ahead of potential threats, refer individuals struggling with addiction to treatment, and to keep our state and citizens safe,” said Governor Hogan. “This funding will support a statewide effort to address the heroin and opioid public health crisis in an integrated investigative manner, and to stop criminal organizations from bringing illegal guns and drugs into our communities.”

The breakdown of award distributions can be found below:

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Location

MCIN Award Heroin Coordinator Award
Statewide   $581,920*
Allegany County $280,223  
Annapolis City 137,047  
Anne Arundel County $500,045 $78,370
Baltimore City $821,785 $83,000
Baltimore County $515,357 $34,192
Calvert County   $52,562
Carroll County $386,459  
Cecil County/MSP $188,941 $59,361
Charles County   $64,338
Dorchester County $131,300 $48,700
Frederick City $274,462 $41,739
Harford County $329,862  
Howard County   $74,257
Montgomery County $319,452 $45,000
Prince George’s County $507,488  
St. Mary’s County   $57,912
Talbot County   $44,000
Washington County $266,196  
Wicomico County $250,079 $46,571
Worcester County   $50,615
Total Awards $4,908,696.00 $1,362,537.00

CBS Baltimore Staff