Frederick County is set to receive about $50,000 in federal funds from the Office of the National Drug Control Policy to help fight drug trafficking.
"There's been an increase of drugs coming into the area for a number of years, largely because of the geographic location of Frederick County," said Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. "A lot of interstates converge here in Frederick County. We're seeing a large increase in the amount, quantities, and volume of drugs coming into the county, so again, that's precipitated this fight against it," continued Jenkins.
Frederick is among 32 counties, nationwide, that the Obama Administration designated as high-intensity drug trafficking areas.