| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:57 PM
An Annapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison following a plea agreement on drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Shawn Anthony Pollard,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, who helped to inspire drug-dealing characters in the TV series "The Wire," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to heroin conspiracy charges.
The reputed high-ranking Black Guerrilla Family member agreed to a plea deal that...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A Baltimore County councilwoman is seeking to tighten a local ban on synthetic marijuana, saying manufacturers have found ways around a state ban enacted last year as well as federal and county laws.
Councilwoman Vicki Almond said existing laws...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:12 PM
An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say schemed to kill perceived rivals.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:15 PM
A man from Savage has been charged in connection with running a drug operation out of his home, which he also used as a licensed child care center, Howard County Police said Friday.
David Geoffrey Anderson, 31, of the 9000 block of Baltimore Street, was...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container.
Customs agents put the estimated street...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:36 AM
In a New Year's Day editorial, the Sun editorial board lamented that 2013 was "a lost year in the fight against gun crime." There is plenty wrong, of course, with how Baltimore City handles gun crime. The lack of seriousness with which the Rawlings-...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has recently made the case for beefing up law enforcement to battle this year's rise in crime, including in an op-ed in The Sun. "So long as levels of enforcement continue to decline," he argued, "shootings and homicides will continue...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail were often the ones initiating relationships with gang members, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office - painting a more complicated picture of the sexual dynamic inside the facility.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:01 PM
A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.
Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Three Baltimore residents were arrested Thursday on drug charges in Anne Arundel County after police made an undercover purchase of crack cocaine in a McDonald's parking lot.
Anne Arundel County police say the three were in the parking lot of the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Blocks away from the Baltimore City Detention Center and well after midnight, a man in a blue "No. 11" sports jersey clutched a package and made his way toward the jail.
As he approached the heavily fortified compound, a rope emerged from a top-floor...