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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...
  • Two convicted in abduction-murder plot

    Two convicted in abduction-murder plot
    A Baltimore jury convicted two men on murder, extortion and false imprisonment charges Wednesday for abducting a man and taking his girlfriend's ransom money before killing him and dumping his body in the Patapsco River. Eric Pendergrass went missing in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early

    Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early
    After Gregg Thomas pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing a teenager, a Baltimore judge ordered him to serve 15 years in prison. He was out in less than 10, and by last week he had been charged in the shooting ambush of off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith...
  • Carroll County proposes ban on synthetic drugs

    Carroll County proposes ban on synthetic drugs
    Joining local municipalities and cities around the state, Carroll County commissioners are looking to prohibit the sale and possession of synthetic drugs in the county. The Board of County Commissioners, acting in the capacity of the county board of...