Counties in Maryland receive grants to help fund Heroin Coordinators.

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A financial boost will soon be coming to several eastern shore counties to combat the opioid epidemic and help stop drug trafficking at it's source.

Today the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention announced that 16 counties would receive awards aimed at hiring a qualified law enforcement officer to serve as a Heroin Coordinator in those areas. 

The jurisdictions receiving these awards are:

Wicomico County Sheriff's Office- $40,662 

Worcester County Board of County Commissioners-$50,615

Talbot County Sheriff's Office-$44,000

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office-$48,700

Officials say that these coordinators will help to monitor and track drug investigations, drug seizures, drug arrests, heroin and opioid overdoses, and other drug-related investigative activities.

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