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  • Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift

    Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift
    An NAACP leader, a former Maryland State Police major, a candidate for governor and a mother seeking to help her son with epilepsy converged Thursday on Annapolis to support more liberal marijuana laws. A number of bills, backed by lawmakers from a...
  • Harford oxycodone ring busted after 5-year probe

    After a five-year undercover investigation, the Harford County Drug Task Force has broken a drug ring that has been illegally selling oxycodone in Harford and surrounding counties, arresting the alleged leader and one of his alleged co-conspirators and...
  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over. "Bukes and...
  • Police arrest two men on drug charges stemming from traffic stop

    Police arrest two men on drug charges stemming from traffic stop
    Anne Arundel County Police say a traffic stop in Gambrills early Wednesday resulted in the arrest of two men on drug-related charges. Police said at about 12:18 a.m., an officer stopped a Dodge Magnum for speeding in the area of Route 3 south at Route...
  • 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...
  • Trial begins in 2013 Edgewood murder, attempted murder

    Nearly a year after the incident, the trial of an Edgewood man accused of a 2013 double shooting that left a 17-year-old boy dead and a now-19-year-old man seriously wounded began Friday in the Harford County Courthouse in downtown Bel Air. Garfield...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A long line of heroin deaths, Baltimore to N.Y.

    A long line of heroin deaths, Baltimore to N.Y.
    If confirming evidence of the ruinous power of opiate addiction was needed, we now have the wasted life of the genius actor Philip Seymour Hoffman — George Willis Jr. in "Scent of a Woman," Phil Parma in "Magnolia," Art Howe in "Moneyball," and a...