| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, promising to use the tax revenue it would generate to pay for an expansion of pre-kindergarten education.
Mizeur, a state delegate from...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Heroin abuse and deaths in Harford County continue at a rate greater than the county's population ranking in the state, the leader of the county's anti-drug and alcohol abuse program says.
The county is also plagued by excessive abuse of marijuana and...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Anne Arundel County police on Friday arrested five people suspected in a Glen Burnie marijuana growing operation, the department said in a news release Sunday.
Police busted the grow in the 100 block of Point Pleasant Rd. and found 15 marijuana plants...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows.
Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Barry Considine still has to buy marijuana illegally, as he has since he first asked around a biker bar for it to help treat his post-polio syndrome. Ken Kopper still fears another possession arrest for using it to ease chronic pain resulting from a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:34 PM
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....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:29 PM
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....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:29 PM
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...
| 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....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
State officials may be struggling to develop a program that would allow sufferers of certain painful, chronic conditions to use marijuana under the auspices of clinical research, but it's clear that Maryland voters are way out ahead of them in their views...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Tracy "Boo Boo" Love, convicted for his role in a violent drug organization and sentenced to eight years in federal prison in 2009, was due in U.S. District Court Thursday for a violation of his supervised release.
He was shot to death on Saturday....