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  • 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...
  • Dundalk cocaine dealer sentenced

    Dundalk cocaine dealer sentenced
    A man described by prosecutors as a major cocaine dealer in Dundalk who sold primarily to dancers at local strip clubs was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors said the investigation of the man dubbed a kingpin for his wide array of...
  • 17 charged in West Baltimore drug case

    17 charged in West Baltimore drug case
    Authorities charged 17 alleged members of a West Baltimore cocaine and heroin ring that used distinctive yellow and green packaging for its product, the State's Attorney's Office said Wednesday. Three men were charged in federal court and had their...
  • 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...
  • Two accused of attempt to smuggle packages into jail via rope

    Two accused of attempt to smuggle packages into jail via rope
    Blocks away from the Baltimore City Detention Center and well after midnight, a man in a blue "No. 11" sports jersey clutched a package and made his way toward the jail. As he approached the heavily fortified compound, a rope emerged from a top-floor...
  • Wanted fugitive reported at Aberdeen bus station [Police blotter]

    Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff's deputies report: Aberdeen Rachel L. Snedegar, 30, of the 10 block of West Inca Street, was charged Tuesday with distribution of drugs. Gregory A. Pringle, 46, off the 500 block of First Street,...
  • 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....
  • Man dies in police custody in Northeast Baltimore

    Man dies in police custody in Northeast Baltimore
    A 44-year-old man died while in police custody after a struggle with officers during a traffic stop Thursday night in Northeast Baltimore, officials said. Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said officers had pulled over a car for a traffic violation...
  • Silk Road drug kingpin tried to kill witness, authorities in Maryland say

    Silk Road drug kingpin tried to kill witness, authorities in Maryland say
    An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say schemed to kill perceived rivals. Authorities...
  • Man who died in Baltimore police custody identified

    Man who died in Baltimore police custody identified
    The man who died in police custody Thursday night during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore was identified as a 44-year-old who was on parole and was once sentenced to two years in prison for resisting arrest. Police said Tyrone West suffered "medical...
  • Police release recordings from traffic stop death

    Police release recordings from traffic stop death
    Baltimore police released dispatch recordings Monday of officers calling for help at a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore last week that ended with the death of the man they had pulled over. The tape begins with an unidentified male officer calling...
  • At violent summer's end, weary city grapples with the toll

    At violent summer's end, weary city grapples with the toll
    Fourteen-year-old Troy Neal grew up in Baltimore. It’s where his friends are, where he scraped his knees learning to skateboard in Carroll Park, and where he had planned to attend Mount St. Joseph’s High School this fall. It’s also...