HUYETTS CROSSROADS -- Several hundred gang members are active selling drugs and committing other crimes in Washington County, an official from the Washington County Gang Task Force said Thursday during a presentation at the Wacohu Grange west of Hagerstown.
The official, who wished to remain anonymous, said many of the gang members in Washington County are former inmates from the correctional facilities south of Hagerstown.
"Some inmates make connections while they're here," the official said. "We have a lot of gang members in Western Maryland."
The official said gang members also come to Hagerstown from up and down the East Coast because the city is accessible by several major highways. The gangs range from the Bloods and Crips to motorcycle clubs like the Pagans, the official said.
One of the most dangerous gangs is Dead Man Inc., an all-white organization that will "make a dime anyway they can," the official said. Dead Man Inc. gained its brutal reputation by killing for hire.