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Organized Crime

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  • 15 arrested in connection with Harford marijuana smuggling ring tied to California

    15 arrested in connection with Harford marijuana smuggling ring tied to California
    Fifteen people, including four men who graduated together from C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air in 2005, have been arrested following a two-year undercover investigation by the Harford County Task Force into a marijuana smuggling ring based in...
  • Corrections officials investigating Facebook, Instagram pictures

    Corrections officials investigating Facebook, Instagram pictures
    Corrections officials are investigating whether an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been using a contraband cellphone to post photos and updates on Facebook and Instagram online accounts. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and...
  • Man convicted in death of woman who danced on The Block

    Man convicted in death of woman who danced on The Block
    It was no secret that Cherrie Gammon, a dancer at Baltimore's Club Pussycat, was sleeping with a city police officer, according to trial testimony. But when a drug boss on The Block was arrested, Gammon worried that the relationship and her alleged side...
  • Head of alleged mother-son drug drug ring pleads guilty

    The drug ring was taking in $14,000 a week selling cocaine and heroin in East Baltimore Street's strip club district, but court documents say Monica McCants, who ran the gang with her son, had grown concerned about one of the dancers in her network of...
  • O's tickets still available, but be careful when buying

    O's tickets still available, but be careful when buying
    Bill Patterson grew up in Timonium and rooted, of course, for the Orioles. So as soon as the chance to nab some playoff tickets came up this season, he placed an order through the team. But Patterson, who now lives in Parkton, knows as well as anyone...
  • Ocean City cigarette smuggling ring had ties to terror groups, police say

    Ocean City cigarette smuggling ring had ties to terror groups, police say
    The Palestinian immigrant and his brother lived next door to each other in homes in West Ocean City, over the years opening a number of businesses throughout the area — three pizza shops, a Mexican restaurant, a liquor store, gas stations, and...
  • Head of investigations at corrections department retires

    Head of investigations at corrections department retires
    Jesse Ballard III, the head of internal investigations at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, will retire in June to take a federal job, the state agency said Friday. The move comes as the department continues to handle the fallout...
  • City casino will take from the poor

    The recent Question 7 commentary by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was very misleading ("Question 7 keeps the money in Md." Oct. 11). I believe a new casino in Baltimore will not fix the city's struggling schools or result in any discernible gains. The only net...
  • Cybersecurity business, jobs expected to grow through 2016

    Cybersecurity industry analysts expect the market to grow more than 50 percent in the next four years even as other types of defense spending are expected to flatten or decline, creating new opportunities for workers and businesses in Maryland. The...
  • Christopher Gaul, editor and reporter

    Christopher Gaul, editor and reporter
    Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review and reporter for The Sun and The Evening Sun and area television stations, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Essex. He was 72. He joined the Catholic Review as a writer in 1995 and...
  • Bloods gang signs and culture outlined in court filings

    Bloods gang signs and culture outlined in court filings
    To the average person, seeing someone wipe the tip of his nose, then the sides with his left index finger and thumb might mean "I have an itch." Or possibly "I have a cold." But to a member of the Bloods gang, according to court filings, it could mean "I...
  • Say no to MGM

    When you critically analyze a problem, you can come up with minor faults, major faults, and faults that are inexcusable. I am writing about an inexcusable fault in the bill that supports expanded casino gambling in the state of Maryland ("Path to jobs...