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18 Arrested; More To Come In Cambridge Sting Operation

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- A major drug operation in Dorchester County may have taken a big hit following a 5-month undercover sting operation in and around the city of Cambridge. 

Cambridge Police Chief Mark Lewis said during a Monday press conference, "We were able to purchase llegal narcotics from 32 different dealers, 28 of those that we were able to identify. Approximately eight more are still out there." 

Lewis said the undercover operation involved the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, the ATF, Dorchester Narcotics Task Force, but started with help from the community.

"We start receiving complaints from neighbors about subjects' illegal drug activity on their corner, and once we get those calls we try to put together an enforcement effort," Lewis said.

With 18 suspected dealers off the street, and more arrests to come, it shows that Dorchester County is committed to the war on drugs, according to Sheriff James Phillips.

"Tthe point we are trying to make to the citizens of Dorchester County is we are are all committed as a group to make this - our county - a safer place, and I hope our county understands that," Phillips said. 

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