OCPD Undercover Cab Operation Nails 34 Individuals

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department’s narcotics unit this week concluded a nearly two-year drug distribution investigation utilizing an undercover officer posing as a taxi cab owner and driver with the indictments dozens of individuals.

During the investigation, an Ocean City Police narcotics officer acting in a covert capacity started a legitimate taxicab company and acted as the owner and operator of the company.

The investigation has led to the indictments of 34 individuals for 91 charges of distribution of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) along with 28 charges of conspiracy to distribute CDS. The details of the investigation have not been made public, although the OCPD has scheduled a press conference for Monday during which OCPD Chief Bernadette DiPino, Worcester County Sheriff Reggie Mason and Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby are expected to outline the operation.