| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Charles Alexander Sconion Jr., 24, of the 200 block of East Bel Air Avenue, was charged Friday with possessing a drug other than marijuana, possessing drugs with intent to distribute and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Mikaele Matagi Mataese,...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In today's Baltimore Sun, I wrote about well-known criminologist David M. Kennedy making a comeback to Baltimore. His approach to violence reduction, often referred to as Ceasefire, was tried here in the late 1990s, and never really got off the ground....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:52 AM
With murders, non-fatal shootings and street robberies up in 2013, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts emphasized in television interviews Monday that crime affecting "everyday citizens" was moving in the right direction.
"It's not throughout the city...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Baltimore's NAACP president said the city's gun violence affects a wide range of residents, even if the victims themselves tend to be involved in the drug trade.
On Monday, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said gun violence was "localized" and "not...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Zakyra Duwhite, 20, of the 100 block of Hamilton Place, was charged Sunday with violating probation in a case in which she was found guilty of second-degree assault.
Colin P. O'Brien, 39, of the 100 block of West Deen Avenue, was charged...
| 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-...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...