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  • Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana

    Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana
    The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine. The House voted 78-55 to...
  • Pasadena man faces prison after tipping dealer to wiretaps

    Pasadena man faces prison after tipping dealer to wiretaps
    A Pasadena man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to tipping off a major cocaine dealer that his phone was being monitored after learning about the tap from a local court official. Last June, Joshua Ferguson, 34, found out from a friend who...
  • Drug dealer's lavish lifestyle on display as he gets 25 years

    Drug dealer's lavish lifestyle on display as he gets 25 years
    Garnett Gilbert Smith lived well: he owned a fleet of luxury cars, stayed at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills and dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars at Gucci, Cartier and Louis Vuitton. He also worked hard, federal authorities say, shipping a...
  • Baltimore Police commissioner not in favor of marijuana legalization

    Baltimore Police commissioner not in favor of marijuana legalization
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts in a radio interview on Thursday evening expressed doubt that marijuana should be legalized.  Batts, responding to a question from host Anthony McCarthy on WEAA, discussed his own upbringing in describing...
  • Fentanyl-laced heroin killing Marylanders

    Fentanyl-laced heroin killing Marylanders
    Drug dealers are lacing heroin with the potent painkiller fentanyl, creating a deadly cocktail that is killing unknowing users — sometimes within minutes of use. The drug combination has killed dozens of people in several states, prompting law...
  • Former NBA standout and recovering addict delivers anti-drug in Anne Arundel

    Former NBA standout and recovering addict delivers anti-drug in Anne Arundel
    The sniffling began about 15 minutes into Chris Herren's speech. As the former NBA player recounted his battle with drug addiction, students throughout Southern High School's auditorium looked around to see who was crying. No one needed to look far. For...
  • DSS TEST STORY 4 BAL

    DSS TEST STORY 4 BAL
    The death this weekend of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent drug overdose has left his fans and colleagues in the film industry devastated by the loss of a great talent at so young an age. Mr. Hoffman was 46 when he was found dead in...
  • Baltimore man charged with possession of cocaine, heroin after Harford traffic stop

    Baltimore man charged with possession of cocaine, heroin after Harford traffic stop
    Following a traffic stop in Harford County Wednesday, a Baltimore man was charged with possession of cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of $380,000, Maryland State Police said. Leonard Brown Mclean, 43, of the 4800 block of Crowson Avenue...
  • Police make arrests in Annapolis hotel drug bust

    Police make arrests in Annapolis hotel drug bust
    Anne Arundel County police arrested several people after allegedly finding illegal drugs in a hotel room in Annapolis Carlos Dewayne Abney Jr., 25, of Annapolis; Lauren Zhane Surgeon, 18, of Annapolis; and William Hunter Hardesty, 26, of Riva were...
  • Intoxicated man hitchhiking in Abingdon [Harford police blotter]

    Intoxicated man hitchhiking in Abingdon [Harford police blotter]
    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Corey Brown, 44, of the 900 block South Stepney Road, was charged Wednesday with theft less than $1,000. Prentis James Vinson, 24, of the first block of Post Road, was...
  • Dog stolen from home in Edgewood [Police Blotter]

    Maryland State Police and Harford Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Johnnie Adonis Murray-Monroe, 22, of the 200 block of Polk Lane, was arrested on a bench warrant Friday in a case in which he was charged with trespassing. Jamar Lee Holmes, 25, who...
  • Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana

    Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana
    Not long after Neill Franklin stepped behind a lectern in Annapolis to argue for making marijuana legal, the retired law enforcement officer was fighting tears again. It happens all the time — whenever he pauses to think of the futility of the war...