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  • Key witness in Edgewood fatal shooting admits changing story

    Key witness in Edgewood fatal shooting admits changing story
    A third person who accompanied two young men who were shot, one fatally, on a marijuana buying trip to an Edgewood park last January admitted Monday afternoon that he had changed his account of what happened in the hours following the shootings....
  • Air conditioner stolen in Aberdeen [Police blotter]

    Aberdeen Jason Richard Carpenter, 22, of the 700 block of West Bel Air Avenue, was charged Saturday with possessing narcotics with intent to distribute, possessing a drug other than marijuana, second-degree assault and obstructing and hindering police....
  • 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...
  • Fall of online drug bazaar began with tip in Maryland

    Fall of online drug bazaar began with tip in Maryland
    As they rushed toward a suburban Utah home with guns drawn, agents knew they were on to a significant figure in the Silk Road online drug bazaar -- a major cocaine dealer, perhaps.  Message boards on Silk Road -- the world's most popular online drug...
  • FBI investigating false reports filed by Baltimore police unit

    FBI investigating false reports filed by Baltimore police unit
    FBI investigators acting on a tip from a disgraced former Baltimore police investigator have found that officers in a special plainclothes unit falsified reports to further their cases, a federal prosecutor alleged in court Thursday. Kendell Richburg,...
  • U.S. judge says government view on marijuana raises 'equal justice' issue

    U.S. judge says government view on marijuana raises 'equal justice' issue
    A federal judge in Maryland handed down lighter prison sentences Monday to defendants in a huge marijuana distribution case, saying that such offenses are "not regarded with the same seriousness" as they were just a few decades ago. U.S. District Judge...
  • Hopkins doctor suspended after charges in Silk Road case

    Hopkins doctor suspended after charges in Silk Road case
    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has suspended a junior faculty member after she was charged with helping her roommate sell prescription pain pills through the online drug market Silk Road. Alexandra Gold was in the second year of a two-year...
  • Barksdale who claimed to inspire 'The Wire' charged in federal court

    Barksdale who claimed to inspire 'The Wire' charged in federal court
    A few years back, Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale had a public spat with “The Wire” creator David Simon over the extent to which he was an inspiration for drug boss Avon Barksdale in the series. All the while, he vowed that he was long...
  • A misguided drug policy [Editorial]

    A misguided drug policy   [Editorial]
    Last week President Barack Obama issued a challenge to Congress to take care of some urgent unfinished business. The president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of eight people sentenced to long prison terms imposed under mandatory...
  • Harford Sheriff's Office announces aviation unit

    Harford Sheriff's Office announces aviation unit
    The Harford Sheriff's Office announced the creation of an aviation unit with the acquisition of a Bell OH-58 helicopter named "Eagle 1." Sheriff L. Jesse Bane said the part-time unit should be fully functional by the beginning of 2014. "If an...
  • Federal indictment hits unusual target: Russian medicine

    When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
  • Safe Streets prevention program faces questions after indictment

    Safe Streets prevention program faces questions after indictment
    The reputation that Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale gained as one of Baltimore's most notorious heroin dealers also made him a good outreach worker for Safe Streets, an innovative program that enlists former offenders to help mediate disputes before they erupt...