| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Not long after Neill Franklin stepped behind a lectern in Annapolis to argue for making marijuana legal, the retired law enforcement officer was fighting tears again.
It happens all the time — whenever he pauses to think of the futility of the war...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The death this weekend of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent drug overdose has left his fans and colleagues in the film industry devastated by the loss of a great talent at so young an age. Mr. Hoffman was 46 when he was found dead in...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:15 AM
This letter is in reply to Dan Rodricks' column in The Sun, "A long line of heroin deaths, Baltimore to New York" (Feb. 4). In his moving column, Mr. Rodricks bemoans the loss of so many lives, including that of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, to the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:29 PM
A father and son who were part of a criminal enterprise that sold narcotics out of a Southwest Baltimore auto body shop pleaded guilty this week to federal drug and burglary charges.
Chad Paschall, 28, of Baltimore pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:52 AM
With murders, non-fatal shootings and street robberies up in 2013, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts emphasized in television interviews Monday that crime affecting "everyday citizens" was moving in the right direction.
"It's not throughout the city...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Baltimore's NAACP president said the city's gun violence affects a wide range of residents, even if the victims themselves tend to be involved in the drug trade.
On Monday, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said gun violence was "localized" and "not...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Three Baltimore residents were arrested Thursday on drug charges in Anne Arundel County after police made an undercover purchase of crack cocaine in a McDonald's parking lot.
Anne Arundel County police say the three were in the parking lot of the...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Zakyra Duwhite, 20, of the 100 block of Hamilton Place, was charged Sunday with violating probation in a case in which she was found guilty of second-degree assault.
Colin P. O'Brien, 39, of the 100 block of West Deen Avenue, was charged...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container.
Customs agents put the estimated street...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:36 AM
In a New Year's Day editorial, the Sun editorial board lamented that 2013 was "a lost year in the fight against gun crime." There is plenty wrong, of course, with how Baltimore City handles gun crime. The lack of seriousness with which the Rawlings-...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail were often the ones initiating relationships with gang members, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office - painting a more complicated picture of the sexual dynamic inside the facility.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A Baltimore County councilwoman is seeking to tighten a local ban on synthetic marijuana, saying manufacturers have found ways around a state ban enacted last year as well as federal and county laws.
Councilwoman Vicki Almond said existing laws...