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Drug Trafficking

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  • A misguided drug policy [Editorial]

    A misguided drug policy   [Editorial]
    Last week President Barack Obama issued a challenge to Congress to take care of some urgent unfinished business. The president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of eight people sentenced to long prison terms imposed under mandatory...
  • 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...
  • Federal indictment hits unusual target: Russian medicine

    When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
  • City homicide count rises for second year; victim 218 killed in Park Heights

    City homicide count rises for second year; victim 218 killed in Park Heights
    Rodney Eric Smith was shot to death in a dirty alley. Police found him surrounded by foam containers, liquor bottles and trash bags thrown into trees, yards from an uncovered storm drain that could break a car axle. Smith deserved better, said...
  • Batteries stolen from a truck in Joppa [Police blotter]

    Batteries stolen from a truck in Joppa [Police blotter]
    Aberdeen Tiera Monique Harris, 27, of the 4700 block of Witchhazel Way, was charged Thursday with being a fugitive from Virginia. Frank Earl Jackson III, 50, of the 600 block of South Stepney Road, was charged Sunday with second-degree assault and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Three drug arrests on I-95 in Harford net heroin, marijuana

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....