Major Offender Unit

Courtney Colonese
Alexander Hughes

Major Offender Unit, (“MOU”) targets violent offenders, repeat felony drug offenders, heroin and prescription drug dealers connected to overdose deaths and members of drug distribution organizations for aggressive prosecution.  MOU works closely with law enforcement to focus its efforts on the individuals identified as the most significant offenders in Carroll County.  While the majority of MOU cases are felony matters handled in the Circuit Court for Carroll County, there is a district court prosecutor assigned to the unit to ensure coverage of identified cases at all levels.

This unit also focuses on intelligence driven prosecution, with an analyst assigned to the unit who utilizes databases and data analysis platforms to draw connections to strengthen proactive investigations and enhance sentencing outcomes.