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  • The death of Marcus Lesane

    The death of Marcus Lesane
    After days of furious searching for Marcus "Chip" Lesane, missing and presumed dead, Baltimore homicide detectives brought his childhood friend -- the last person to see him alive -- into an interrogation room. They spent eight hours questioning him,...
  • Safe Streets prevention program faces questions after indictment

    Safe Streets prevention program faces questions after indictment
    The reputation that Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale gained as one of Baltimore's most notorious heroin dealers also made him a good outreach worker for Safe Streets, an innovative program that enlists former offenders to help mediate disputes before they erupt...
  • 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...
  • Prosecutors coerce pleas using strict-sentencing threats, group says

    Prosecutors coerce pleas using strict-sentencing threats, group says
    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. Because...
  • 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...
  • A national conversation about pot

    A national conversation about pot
    A ruling handed down by a federal court this week strongly suggests that recent changes in state laws governing marijuana are now being reflected in how federal drug laws are enforced and will further change the conversation about marijuana use in...
  • Aberdeen men found with cocaine during SWAT search

    Two Aberdeen men were arrested last Friday after they were found with cocaine during the execution of a search warrant, according to charging documents. Aberdeen's SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team searched the home in the 500 block of Bonnie Drive...
  • 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-...
  • Aberdeen police use stun gun on suspect in drug arrest

    Aberdeen police use stun gun on suspect in drug arrest
    An Aberdeen man who allegedly had suspected cocaine in his possession was subdued with a stun gun by Aberdeen police last week after he allegedly tried to flee while being arrested, according to charging documents. Clayton Oneill Ridgely, 31, of the 200...
  • Suspected marijuana cookies in school leads to staffer's gun arrest

    Suspected marijuana cookies in school leads to staffer's gun arrest
    Police investigating a Baltimore schools staffer in connection with students who were sold cookies laced with marijuana arrested him after searching his home and finding a handgun, court records show. Clyde Tatum, 40, of the 2800 block of Lake Ave., is...
  • Police respond to photographer's account of arrest at DIY space

    A freelance photographer says he was arrested for taking pictures of Baltimore Police breaking up a party on Friday night. Police, meanwhile, said the photographer, Noah Scialom, refused to leave and blocked the flow of partygoers who had been ordered...
  • More than 100 marijuana plants seized from Pasadena grow house

    More than 100 marijuana plants seized from Pasadena grow house
    Anne Arundel County police said they seized 158 marijuana plants from a grow house in Pasadena after a Monday morning raid. Augustus Lewis Stone, 40, who lives at the home in the 2400 block of 230th Street, faces several drug-related charges. Police...