| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Federal prosecutors are moving to seize a boat and exotic cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in a heroin case with targets that include a man convicted in the case that put the Black Guerrilla Family gang on the Baltimore map.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:01 PM
A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.
Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The area's drug task force seized more than a kilogram of cocaine and arrested four Harford County residents in a wiretap investigation that included one Havre de Grace man charged as a drug kingpin.
Jeremiah Michael Finley, 37, of the 600 block of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Anne Arundel County police say they seized marijuana brownies during a drug-related traffic stop this week in Glen Burnie.
An officer on patrol near Edgerly Road and Fitzallen Road in Harundale at 9 p.m. Tuesday saw a car with no lights on. When the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Retired state police captain Leigh Maddox is absolutely right about Gov. Martin O'Malley's misplaced emphasis on law enforcement ("O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime," Oct. 7).
When it comes to drugs, an increase in arrests could actually...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:06 PM
FBI investigators acting on a tip from a disgraced former Baltimore police investigator have found that officers in a special plainclothes unit falsified reports to further their cases, a federal prosecutor alleged in court Thursday.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Three out-of-state men pulled over on I-95 in Harford County on Tuesday have been charged with carrying drugs for distribution, including one Virginia man found with 150 baggies of heroin, according to Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff's...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Federal prosecutors twice offered suspected heroin trafficker Roy Clay a deal: plead guilty and serve 10 years.
Clay turned them down.
When a jury found him guilty, a reluctant judge had no choice but to send him to prison for life.