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  • 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...
  • Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users

    Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users
    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-...
  • 5 arrested in Glen Burnie marijuana growing operation

    5 arrested in Glen Burnie marijuana growing operation
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Federal judge weighs shift on marijuana sentences

    Federal judge weighs shift on marijuana sentences
    A federal judge said Friday he would consider lighter-than-normal sentences for members of a major suburban marijuana smuggling organization — the latest fallout of the drug's legalization in several U.S. states. U.S. District Judge James K....
  • 1,700 pounds of prescription meds collected during Harford Drug Take-Back Day

    1,700 pounds of prescription meds collected during Harford Drug Take-Back Day
    Local, state and federal law enforcement officials took slightly more than 1,700 pounds of unused prescription medications in Harford County Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Joseph Ryan, manager of Harford County's Office of Drug...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore police raid East Baltimore homes

    Baltimore police raid East Baltimore homes
    Baltimore police used battering rams to smash their way into suspected drug dens in a series of pre-dawn raids Tuesday that netted a half-dozen arrests, continuing what authorities describe as aggressive campaign to "dismantle" the Black Guerrilla...
  • Batts' mission [Editorial]

    Batts' mission  [Editorial]
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts' long-awaited consultant's report on how to reshape his department and drive down crime comes to what sounds like an obvious conclusion: The city's police should focus on gangs, guns and violent repeat...
  • Mizeur to back legalized marijuana

    Mizeur to back legalized marijuana
    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...
  • Alert citizen report leads to seizure of suspected heroin in Bel Air

    Sheriff's deputies tipped off by an alert citizen seized 32 capsules of suspected heroin from a car in the parking lot at Home Depot in Bel Air, police said. Around 1 p.m. Thursday, off-duty DFC Charles Sadokski was flagged down by a person at the...