[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Charles County 3-18-1991 by Res. No. 91-19. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a special revenue fund to be known as the Drug Enforcement and Education Special Revenue Fund (the "fund") to be administered pursuant to the terms of this chapter.
The purpose of the fund shall be to finance costs associated with the administration of drug enforcement and education activities by the Sheriff of Charles County, the State's Attorney of Charles County and related agencies.
[Amended 10-2-2012 by Bill No. 2012-11]
The first $250,000 received by Charles County in each year beginning after June 30, 2013, from the forfeiture or sale of property seized under Title 12 of the Criminal Procedure Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as a result of the enforcement of laws relative to controlled dangerous substances shall be allocated to the fund.
[Amended 5-4-1992 by Res. No. 92-45; 10-2-2012 by Bill No. 2012-11]
Thirty percent of the money in the fund shall be reserved for appropriation to the State’s Attorney of Charles County for the purpose of investigating and prosecuting narcotics and narcotics-related crimes. Twenty percent of the money in the fund shall be reserved for appropriation by Charles County for use in drug prevention, education, treatment and enforcement programs. The remaining 50% of the money in the fund shall be reserved for appropriation to the Sheriff of Charles County for the purpose of:
Law enforcement investigations;
Law enforcement training;
Law enforcement and detention facilities;
Law enforcement equipment;
Law enforcement travel and transportation;
Law enforcement awards and memorials;
Drug and gang education and awareness programs;
Pro rata funding; and
Asset accounting and tracking.
Limitations on the uses of the money as set forth in the Federal Guide to Equitable Sharing for State and Local Enforcement Agencies shall apply to federal shared funds in Charles County.
Moneys in the fund may only be expended as stipulated in this chapter and shall not be a source of revenue to meet normal operating expenses of any of the aforementioned agencies of government.