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  • Abuse of heroin, marijuana, synthetic drugs continue to plague Harford

    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...
  • Local governments confront questionable claims

    Local governments confront questionable claims
    Police officers rushed into the downtown parking garage, weapons drawn. As Detective Anthony Fata sat bleeding from a leg wound, officers scrambled around corners and up stairwells, frantically searching for a "junkie-looking black male." The...
  • Snow plow operator involved in altercation in Belcamp [Police Blotter]

    Aberdeen Matthew Phillip Beckner, 19, of the 100 block of West Inca Street, was charged Saturday with second-degree assault. Tykeem Bacon, 25, of the first block of East Bel Air Avenue, was charged Saturday with possessing narcotics with intent to...
  • Md. shifts on marijuana

    Md. shifts on marijuana
    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...
  • Blog extra: Criminologist David M. Kennedy discusses approach to violence reduction

    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....
  • Identity theft reported in Aberdeen [Police blotter]

    Identity theft reported in Aberdeen [Police blotter]
    Aberdeen 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,...
  • Heroin's lasting grip in Baltimore suburbs

    Heroin's lasting grip in Baltimore suburbs
    One day in February 2000, I sat in a police car on Poplar Grove Street in West Baltimore to observe a reverse sting: Instead of attempting to buy heroin from dealers, undercover officers were offering to sell it to users. They cleared out the regular...
  • Father, son plead guilty to drug, burglary charges

    Father, son plead guilty to drug, burglary charges
    A father and son who were part of a criminal enterprise that sold narcotics out of a Southwest Baltimore auto body shop pleaded guilty this week to federal drug and burglary charges. Chad Paschall, 28, of Baltimore pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring...
  • Annapolis-based drug dealer sentenced to prison

    Annapolis-based drug dealer sentenced to prison
    A convicted heroin dealer was sentenced Friday to 17 1/2 years in prison and ordered to forfeit luxury cars, jewelry and more than $25,000 in cash. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Donwand Cuppatino Harmon, 37, of Annapolis, who in a...
  • Barksdale, 'Wire' inspiration, pleads guilty in drug case

    Barksdale, 'Wire' inspiration, pleads guilty in drug case
    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...
  • A fatal addiction [Editorial]

    A fatal addiction [Editorial]
    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...
  • How to fight addiction [Letter]

    How to fight addiction [Letter]
    This letter is in reply to Dan Rodricks' column in The Sun, "A long line of heroin deaths, Baltimore to New York" (Feb. 4). In his moving column, Mr. Rodricks bemoans the loss of so many lives, including that of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, to the...