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Baltimore officials question claims in new book about 2015 pharmacy thefts

Baltimore officials question claims in new book about 2015 pharmacy thefts

A new book claims two honor roll teens from Freddie Gray's neighborhood masterminded the April 2015 looting of pharmacies across Baltimore, then created an "Uber-like" encrypted delivery app to spread the drugs throughout the country in partnership with the Black Guerrilla Family, the hacktivist collective Anonymous, and El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel.

The result, the book says, helped fuel the nationwide spike in urban violence and drug overdoses.

If you've never heard that story, Baltimore police say they haven't either. They say they investigated the pharmacy thefts and the drug sales and violence that followed and found no evidence of the operation described in the...

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