| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:12 PM
A Halethorpe man charged in his girlfriend's death was found dead in his jail cell last month, closing the case, court records show.
County officials said Roland Damie Haywood, 43, was found at 3:06 a.m. on Nov 19, for an apparent suicide at the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has suspended a junior faculty member after she was charged with helping her roommate sell prescription pain pills through the online drug market Silk Road.
Alexandra Gold was in the second year of a two-year...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:23 PM
An Aberdeen man, a Dundalk man and an Abingdon woman were arrested after two separate armed robberies in the Route 40 corridor of Harford County over the weekend over what police said was prescription medication.
At 1:58 p.m. Friday, a man told police he...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:47 PM
A former Edgewood woman is charged with more than 40 counts of prescription drug fraud after allegedly using another woman's identity and posing as a doctor to get the woman's prescriptions, according to a statement of charges.
Pamela Stables, 37, who...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:01 PM
A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.
Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:33 AM
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show.
Jill Swerdlin, 46, who has served as a private defense attorney for the past five years, and previously as a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:51 PM
The area around the Harford County Courthouse in Bel Air was swarming Saturday morning with people who had gathered in solidarity to raise awareness about Harford's growing drug abuse and addiction problems.
The county government, in conjunction with the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
It's just urine. But for a Baltimore company and a rival, it's liquid gold worth bruising legal battles.
When a patient is prescribed a powerful painkiller like Vicodin or OxyContin, many doctors require periodic urine tests to check dosage levels as...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Former Ravens reserve quarterback Cullen Finnerty died from pneumonia triggered by swallowing his own vomit, according to an autopsy report published today by the Associated Press.
Finnerty was also diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Two corrections officers at the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center have resigned after being charged with crimes, authorities said Friday.
A Baltimore grand jury indicted corrections officer Sean Graves, inmate Michael Gordon, and a third man,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A family-run crime enterprise carried out a series of high-wire burglaries, swiping entire safes, cracking open ATMs, and cutting power and phone service to businesses before rushing in, according to federal charges unsealed Thursday.
But the flashy...