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  • East side murder victim was member of infamous "Hot Boys"

    Anthony "Stink" Joyner, who was fatally shot over the weekend in East Baltimore, had been released from federal prison last year after serving 10 years for his role in a drug gang tied to five murders including a 2001 Memorial Day block party shooting. ...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Balto. Co. won't immediately seek to recoup pharmacy loan

    Balto. Co. won't immediately seek to recoup pharmacy loan
    Officials with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration say they won't immediately seek to recoup a $300,000 taxpayer-funded loan granted to a Pikesville family business that was raided this week in a federal cigarette-smuggling case....
  • The folly of marijuana legalization [Commentary]

    Since Del. Heather Mizeur, a candidate for governor, announced a plan to legalize marijuana in Maryland, there has been a great deal of discussion of the issue. The Baltimore Sun called for a more measured approach that avoided the risk of "rushing to...
  • Essex man charged in alleged sexual abuse from 30 years ago

    Essex man charged in alleged sexual abuse from 30 years ago
    When she was 10 years old, a woman alleges, the owner of Bill's Cafe near Dundalk would come upstairs to the apartment above the bar and sexually abuse her while her mother served customers downstairs. The year was 1979. The woman says the abuse continued...
  • FBI investigating false reports filed by Baltimore police unit

    FBI investigating false reports filed by Baltimore police unit
    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. Kendell Richburg,...
  • Two accused of smuggling packages into Baltimore jail via rope

    Two accused of smuggling packages into Baltimore jail via rope
    Baltimore CitiWatch surveillance cameras helped thwart a jail smuggling attempt on Sunday, state corrections officials reported. Early Sunday, state correctional workers monitoring the city’s crime cameras posted around the Baltimore City...
  • W. Baltimore Safe Streets work suspended amid criminal allegations

    W. Baltimore Safe Streets work suspended amid criminal allegations
    The Baltimore Health Department suspended its Safe Streets anti-violence program in West Baltimore after a second outreach worker was arrested in less than two weeks. The heralded program, modeled after those in other cities and run by community...