| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:19 PM
After a five-year undercover investigation, the Harford County Drug Task Force has broken a drug ring that has been illegally selling oxycodone in Harford and surrounding counties, arresting the alleged leader and one of his alleged co-conspirators and...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:17 AM
My revised list of people who have to die: Quinn, Fitz — and though it hurts my heart to say this — James. There is a whole lot of whininess and poor decision-making happening in “Scandal’s” Washington, D.C. and the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
The four southern Howard County residents charged in the fatal shooting of a Laurel man in his pickup truck in North Laurel last month were indicted on first-degree murder charges Wednesday.
The indicted are: Desmick Jermario Lewis, 22, of the 7000...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Anne Arundel County police arrested several people after allegedly finding illegal drugs in a hotel room in Annapolis
Carlos Dewayne Abney Jr., 25, of Annapolis; Lauren Zhane Surgeon, 18, of Annapolis; and William Hunter Hardesty, 26, of Riva were...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The Laurel man found fatally shot in a pickup truck in North Laurel was shot in the head and is believed to be the target of a drug robbery gone wrong, according to the charging documents produced by Howard County police.
Police have charged Desmick...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Law enforcement agencies across Maryland have launched a joint investigation to find the source of a deadly variant of heroin that has claimed dozens of lives in recent months and sent outreach workers scrambling to warn addicts.
Authorities say the...
| 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 28, 2013
| 1:35 PM
When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy.
But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Four Howard County-area residents have been charged in the fatal shooting of a Laurel man last week in what Howard County police believe was a drug robbery gone wrong, police said Tuesday.
Facing charges are: Desmick Jermario Lewis, 22, of the 7000...